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A hidden gem lies in the Province of Brescia, Italy. Look carefully at the stone slabs and you will see the fantastic array of prehistoric stone carvings of Val Camonica (Camonica Valley). In fact you will be looking at one of the largest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs in the world.
The collection was recognized by Unesco in 1979 and was Italy's first recognized World Heritage Site. Unesco noted more than 140,000 figures and symbols,
However, new discoveries have increased the number of catalogued incisions to between 200,000 and 300,000. Clearly, this was a sacred location that attracted artisits for millennia.
The petroglyphs are spread on all surfaces of the valley, but concentrated in the areas of Darfo Boario Terme, Capo di Ponte, Nadro, Cimbergo and Paspardo.
During the Neolithic the rock art consisted of human figures and sets of geometric elements, such as rectangles, circles, and dots. Also anthropomorphical petroglyphs or so called "oranti" meaning "praying figures", but some scholars date them to the Bronze Age.
The Copper Age saw new symbols emerging from the cosnciouness of these remarkable people. Rocks were stained with celestial symbols, animals, weapons, depictions of ploughing, chains of human-beings. All are preserved mainly in the Archaeological Park of National Massi Cemmo and in that of Asinino-Anvòia (Ossimo), indicate a ritual function linked to the veneration of ancestors.
During the Bronze Age engravings on rock outcrops saw the emergence of weapons and warriors. Although continuing emphasis was given to geometric shapes.
These engravings dated to the1st millennium BC are attributed to the people of Camunni and constitute about 80% . Here we see the hero image of superiority stand tall and proud. Human figures, even large ones, yield their weapons, muscles and their genitals.
There are also figures of labyrinths, footprints, hunting scenes and other symbols. Some even show men having sex with animals! Strange and captivating the scenes are increidable and meant something very important to our distant forebears.
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The Northumberland landscape has over a thousand examples of prehistoric activity from ancient occupation to rock art made by the Neolithic and the Early Bronze Age people.
Boasting some of the finest examples of prehistoric art in England, this is a must see location for a meglithic odyssey!
Theories abound as to what the rock art means, celestial star maps, sun rises and even maps of earth energy have been mooted.
Whatever they mean, they offer an insight into the mindset of our prehistoric ancestors.
Northumberland rock art is amazingly complex. If you visit take a bottle of water and pour it over the art and then take photos as the water brings out the depth of the artwork.
Concentric stone circles with maze like images along site dots and circles makes this rock art special as shown below.
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Lepenski Vir in Serbia is a Mesolihtic site that dates back to 9500/7200-6000 BC. Although there is some disagreement about the early start of the settlement and culture of Lepenski, the latest data suggest 9500-7200 to be the start.
The late Lepenski Vir (6300-6000 BC) architectural development was the development of the Trapezoidal buildings and monumental sculpture. The Lepenskir Vir site consists of one large settlement with around ten satellite villages. Numerous piscine sculptures have been found at the site.
This led the brilliant Marija Gimbutus to suggest the Fish represented the Goddess. The figurines are beautiful and show that this age old and lost culture was fully artisitic and highly creative.
Remind yourself that this European culture is 6000 years before the pryramids.
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A ceremonial triangle
Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire is a megalithic wonderland. Rich in stone circles and rock art, this untamed landscape has a powerful Spirit of Place.
The Twelve Apostles is a wonderful stone circle that forms a perfect isosceles triangle with the Backstones and the Grubstones. Standing to the inch exactly 1,180 yards apart. If you visit this area you are standing 1,250 feet in altitude-making you feel close to the sun, moon and stars.
Earthlights, or balls of light, are often seen over the stones reminding us of visual wonders. Although the stones are small, with some no larger than 4 feet tall, the energy here awakens the heart and mind. Originally, there was probably 20 stones forming this stone circle.
I recall visiting this site with a Chinese geomant who bowed to the stones and sensed their presence long, long before we arrived. He called this the Stone Circle a temple of Water, Earth and Fire.
Nearby there is some fantastic rock artwork. Power places are often used by the military and just like the military presence on Salisbury Plain upon which Stonehenge stands, the north eastern sector of Ilkley Moor is used by the military as a training ground.
Despite this ritual aggression, we can tune into these sites, tune into the magical triangle of the north and send our peace and light to received by the stones and felt by Gaia.
Tour with us and visit great stone circles, feel the energy and divine the land with experts like James Swagger, Micheal Tellinger and Brien Foerster. Check out www.megalithicodyssey.com for forthcoming conferences and tours and to learn about dowsing check out www.EsotericCollege.com and www.theaveburyexperience.co.uk