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Cup-and-ring stones

Rock in Levron
  • Mysteriously carved stones that ignite the collective imagination

  • Less than one hundred thousand years ago, the glaciers of the Upper Val de Bagnes transported massive rocks such as gneiss and prasinite. Known as erratics, these large stones shape the landscape we see today. Some of these rocks have human-made depressions etched into the upper surface. These are called cup-and-ring stones. Their significance and purpose have been interpreted in many ways and are difficult to verify today. Do they serve a symbolic, cultural or perhaps even domestic purpose?...
    Less than one hundred thousand years ago, the glaciers of the Upper Val de Bagnes transported massive rocks such as gneiss and prasinite. Known as erratics, these large stones shape the landscape we see today. Some of these rocks have human-made depressions etched into the upper surface. These are called cup-and-ring stones. Their significance and purpose have been interpreted in many ways and are difficult to verify today. Do they serve a symbolic, cultural or perhaps even domestic purpose? These sculptured stones bear witness to our history, asking questions about the lives of our ancestors
    without ever revealing the full truth.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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