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Camonica Valley’s Museum of Prehistory

The Valley of Landmarks has a new museum: MUPRE, National Prehistory Museum of Vallecamonica. Opened May 10th 2014 at Capo di Ponte (BS), at Villa Agostani, near the monumental San Martino parish church, the Museum has five sections tour on two floors: “The dimension of the sacred throughout the millennia. Prehistoric shrines and ceremonial sites”, with slabs, steles and menhirs from the Copper Age; “The first populations of the Valley”, finds from the Upper Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic; the Section dedicated to the settlements, “Dwellings: topography and typology of dwellings from the late Neolithic to Romanity”; and more, workplaces, pasture structures and mines, burial places and related rituals.

More than 50 engraved steles and menhirs illustrate the nature of the Copper Age (4th-3rd millennium BC) megalithic sanctuaries. The Museum has a library, archives and a multimedia room. The Museum opens at 14.00 - 19.00 from Monday to Saturday; closing days Sunday and holidays. Admission: 4 € - 2 €.

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