Fumane's cave

 
In the municipality of Fumane, along the old road which goes to Molina, in the Val dei Progni, the archeaologist Giovanni Solinas discovered what is now called the Ripro Solinas, or more simply, the Grotto of Fumane, in the 60s.

Apart from animal bones, artefacts (scrapers, shell with holes, flint tips) have also been found that date back to Neanderthal and Homo Sapiens time. The most important find however is a piece of painted stone, which is considered to be the oldest evidence of painting in all of Europe. It is an anthropomorphic figure of a shaman whose head has two horns and its arms reach out. There are many similar figures in Aurugnacian art which have bee interpreted as witch doctors or shamans in ecstasy.
 
In Summer 2016, every Sunday it is possible to visit the cave of Fumane without booking from 3.00 pm.

Info and bookings: info@grottadifumane.eu - +39 366/2064398.
 
Official website: http://grottadifumane.eu/en/

Facebok page "Grotta di Fumane - Homo 3.0"

 

 

 

 





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