Val Camonica is a valley in the lower Alpine regions of Lombardy, Italy. It is home to the greatest complex of rock drawings in Sub-Alpine Italy and there are approximately 250,000 petroglyphs drawn by members of the Camunni tribe on hundreds of exposed rocks dating from about 8000 BC; cosmological, figurative, and cartographic motifs are featured, in some locations forming monumental hunting and ritual `scenes´. The best know drawings were first discovered in 1909 by Walter Laeng, a Brescian geographer. He announced his finding of two carvings on two boulders on the Pian del Greppe near Cemmo. Since the 1950s, the imagery from thousands of rock surfaces has been `catalogued´, in a vast, on-going project of transcription and classification. In 1979, UNESCO included these samples to is World-wide Patrimony listing of rock art. Lombardy (in Italian Lombardia) is a region in northern Italy between the Alps and the Po Valley. ... 1909 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1946. ...
Some of the paintings are thought to be the oldest representation of male homosexual activities. Homosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire exclusively for another of the same sex. ...
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(Val; A'l), piccola valle a SE di Breno, che scende dalla piana di Astrio.
Nel 1291 in Valle Camonica fu imposta la reggenza di Ottolino da Cortenuova che il duca di Milano, Maffeo Visconti, aveva nominato con la dichiarata volontà di porre pace duratura tra le fazioni in perenne e sanguinosa contesa.
Riportata in numerosi testi dell'epoca, va ricordata la storica visita pastorale in Valle Camonica, con tappe in ogni borgo, di Carlo Borromeo, cardinale di Milano, che facendo a Breno la sosta più lunga vi soggiornò dal 29 agosto al 2 settembre 1580.
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