Stelae-statues have an extremely long history in Lunigiana, spanning from the III millennium BC to the Roman Age.

These anthropomorphic stone monuments were typical of the prehistoric and protohistoric cultures in Eastern and Western Europe. The oldest megaliths of this kind were discovered in Lunigiana, between Liguria and Tuscany.

Stelae-statues with simplified representations of hero-like men and women, warriors armed with daggers and naked gods have emerged from the bottom of the Gulf of La Spezia, or have been unearthed in the fields of Massa Carrara. All of them had originally been placed in sacred or sepulchral areas.

They are symbols that return to us from the dawn of time and from the depths of the earth.

December 17, 2013