Museum of the Origins of Man
ROCK PLACES OF CULT WITH GRAFFITI IN THE POST-PALEOLITHIC
Fig. 33A1) Mount Bego, place of worship at 2500 meters above sea level,
located 80 km from Nice in French territory on the border with Italy.
A total of 100,000 graffiti dating back to the Bronze Age (around 1800-1600 BC) have been counted. If so, 500 graffiti per year would have been made in 200 years, and this would confirm the high popularity of this worship place. The shepherds of the area have however continued, albeit with less intensity, to scratch images until the complete Christianization of the area, which occurred 400-300 years ago.
Almost all the graffiti dates back to the Bronze Age, as can be deduced from the daggers, often depicted with great precision.
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