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Rock carving sites of Les Merveilles and Fontanalbe

Historische Anlage und Denkmal, Historisches Erbe, Ausgrabungsstätte, klassifiziert, eingetragen Um Tende
  • Visits to the engravings can be made on foot, following the marked trails, or with Mercantour-approved guides and escorts, or in a 4x4 excursion, partly by car and partly on foot.
    Rediscovered by scholars at the end of the 19th century, the engravings are found on rock faces, and more frequently on rocky outcrops (roche moutonnée) or erratic blocks (mainly pelite and sandstone).
    Since the end of the Neolithic period, during the metal ages, then during the Roman period and finally during...
    Visits to the engravings can be made on foot, following the marked trails, or with Mercantour-approved guides and escorts, or in a 4x4 excursion, partly by car and partly on foot.
    Rediscovered by scholars at the end of the 19th century, the engravings are found on rock faces, and more frequently on rocky outcrops (roche moutonnée) or erratic blocks (mainly pelite and sandstone).
    Since the end of the Neolithic period, during the metal ages, then during the Roman period and finally during the medieval and modern periods, the men present on these high mountain sites have left representations with various symbolism.
    The engravings of cattle, carriages, weapons and geometric figures were made during the Protohistory, while the motifs of coats of arms, firearms, texts and pastoral and popular drawings are historical.
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  • vom 1. Mai 2022 bis zum 31. Oktober 2022
    Geöffnet Jeden Tag
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