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The Val Camonica, Italy — Petroglyphs by the Thousands

The Val Camonica, Italy — Petroglyphs by the Thousands

North of Lake Iseo (the smallest of Italy’s northern lakes) is a broad, green valley formed when the glaciers receded at the end of the last Ice Age (about 15,000 years ago). Tall, jagged peaks line both sides of the valley, which is irrigated by the Oglio River. This is the Val Camonica where for thousands of years the rocks have served as the canvas for Europe’s most extensive open-air collection of rock art. There are over 180,000 engravings at…

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