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Dolmen Du Crapaud (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Dolmens Des Grays (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Images

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Menhirs di Cavaglià (Biella) (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

One of the biggest group of menhirs of the region. It was part of a bigger megalithic site, destroyed and covered by new buildings until between the 70's and the 90's. Now what remains of the site is protected and some stone re-erected with the help of some old pictures and signs on the stones.
In fact on the monoliths there are some cup marks and a medieval cross.

Menhirs di Cavaglià (Biella) (Standing Stones) — Links

Old pictures!!!


In these pictures by Marco Roggero, you can see the menhirs in their original places.

Musinè standing stones — Fieldnotes

(Monte Musinè, is sure one of the most famous place for misteries. Peter Kolosimo wrote about it and about some stones on it. It's known for UFO too! But anyway, it's sure that this place it's allways been a very special place since prehistoric times).

Along the way to the top of the mountain you can find a lot of standing stones, but most of them are surely natural. I found this "alignement" on a book about megalitism on italian and swiss alps called "spiriti di pietra" by Massimo Centini, and I decided to go and to find it.

Musinè standing stones — Images

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Cup marked stone on the top of Musinè — Images

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Menhirs di Cavaglià (Biella) (Standing Stones) — Images

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Piedmont (Region) — Links

Artetech.it


Italian site about engraved stones in north west of Italy.

Pera Crevolà - Menolzio (Cup Marked Stone) — Links

Pera Crevolà on artetech.it


Some pictures and italian text.

Pera Crevolà on rupestre.net


Italian and english text and images.

Susa's cup marks (Cup Marked Stone) — Links

susa's engraved rocks on rupestre.net


Italian and english text and pictures.

Susa's cup marks (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

This is one of the most powerfull site I visited.
The big rocks are visible on the archeological area of Susa, just in the center of the city (main city of the Susa's Valley).

There are many cups connected with a lot of channels and one bassin. The most visible cups are very regular, deep and larger, executed with metal tools. The water still runs from cup to cups!
In roman times an impirtant aqueduct was built on the rocks, close to the Arc of August. So, this was a very important cult site in prehistoric, celtic and roman times. The site look to one of the most "holy" mountains of the Alps: Rocciamelone, also the Arc of August is built exactly to watch the top of the mountain from the engraved rocks/main arc of the aqueduct.

Susa's cup marks (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Pietra di Santa Varena, Villa del Foro/Alessandria (Christianised Site) — Fieldnotes

One of many christianized stones of the area is still visible on face of the church of Villa del Foro, a small village near Alessandria, big center in prehistoric, celtic and roman times. Object of cult but expecially object of superstition is dedicated to the holy woman called Varena that in many legends saved the stone and the village from the pagan cults. Is not sure if it was a menhir or an altar stone.

Pietra di Santa Varena, Villa del Foro/Alessandria (Christianised Site) — Images

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Pera Crevolà - Menolzio (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

Pera Crevolà", means in dialect "riddled stone". It's near Mattie Municipality (TO - I), 25 minutes walking from the Menolzio village (Val Susa, Torino Province). The altitude is 950 m.
This incredible rock is not very big (150 x 170 cm), but it's totally covered by engravings: 237 cup-marks, 13 channels and 5 crosses.

Pera Crevolà - Menolzio (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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Lugnacco's Menhir — Miscellaneous

Under the menhir I saw a little crystal and some incense sticks, but the most interesting thing for me it's the little non-christian cemetery near the menhir outside the walls. Some people buried with little tree on it and no crosses...

Lugnacco's Menhir — Fieldnotes

Lugnacco's menhir is another one of the 3 (Chivasso, Mazzè, Lugnacco) similar menhir in this area. This is the smaller one (3.85 m tall) and it's placed outside the small cemetery of the village, I don't know if this is the original position.
There are some holes on it. In my opinion this engravings are newer than the menhir, but I don't know.

Lugnacco's Menhir — Images

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Menhirs di Cavaglià (Biella) (Standing Stones) — Images

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Paroldo's Menhir (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Sant'alosio's cup marks (Cup Marked Stone) — Links

Sant'Alosio's Cup Marks - Italian


Italian version

Sant'alosio's cup marks (Cup Marked Stone) — Fieldnotes

Sant'alosio is a little village on the top af an high hill on the south/east of Piedmont. The rocks are partially covered by the eastern tower and also by lots of vegetation, but you can still see some cup marks expecially in winter without snow. Some cups looks very old and little, one is bigger (20 cm) and, I think, more recent. From this place you have a great 360° view, you can see all the western Alps, Ligurian Appennino and hills.

Sant'alosio's cup marks (Cup Marked Stone) — Images

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I live at the foot of the western Alps and northern Appenines. I like nature, trees, mountains, animals, art, ancient history, legends... and megaliths.
I've a true fixation for cup marked stones.

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