Rock drawings in Valcamonica

Valcamonica, situated in the Lombardy plain, has one of the world’s greatest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs—more than 140,000 symbols and figures carved in the rock over a period of 8,000 years and depicting themes connected with agriculture, navigation, war, and magic.

Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Rock drawings in Valcamonica," in Smarthistory, May 27, 2021, accessed October 2, 2023,