Museum of the Origins of Man



ROCK PLACES OF CULT WITH GRAFFITI IN THE POST-PALEOLITHIC



Fig. 33A1) Mount Bego, place of cult at 2500 meters of altitude.
This mount is situated 80 km from Nice in French at the border with Italy.
100,000 petroglyphs ( graffiti ) of the Age of the Bronze (around 1800-1600 B.C.) have been counted . If so, 500 petroglyphs every year would have been made in 200 years , and this would truly confirm the high popularity of this place of cult: the shepherds of the zone have continued, however, with smaller intensity, to make by petroglyphs images until the complete cristianization of the zone, happened 400-300 years ago.
Nearly the totality of the petroglyphs is of the Age of Bronze. It is deduced from the daggers, often engraved in precise manner.






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