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Val Camonica Rock Art Exhibit Celebrates Italy's First UNESCO Site

By April 10, 2009

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valcamonica rock art pictureVal Camonica, in northern Italy, has the largest collection of prehistoric rock carvings in Europe and in 1979 was the first site in Italy to earn UNESCO World Heritage Site status. An exhibition in Brescia traces the history of the drawings, their discovery, and work on the site over the last 100 years. Included are artifacts, photographs, and drawings. La Valle Delle Incisioni, the Valley of Engravings, runs through May 10 in Palazzo Martinengo. The Italian post office also put out a commemorative stamp.

In addition to prehistoric sites, the beautiful Val Camonica is dotted with picturesque medieval villages and has many hiking trails. Here's more about Val Camonica including a map of the area, how to get there, and where to stay.

Photos: Val Camonica Pictures
Brescia: Brescia Travel Guide
Brescia Location: Lombardy Map

Photo of Val Camonica Rock Carving James Martin, Europe Travel

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