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Grotta del Romito, Papasidero

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  • This archaeological site nestled in the mountains offers fantastic views and a total immersion in prehistory. Excellent work of the Guide, which in addition to explaining in detail everything you need to know, never fails to pamper the customers, providing where possible great coffee.
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  • Those who know the Calabria known of varied landscapes, sea, mountains, hills that this region has to offer, along with a wealth of historical and architectural works fine, but what few know that certainly do not expect to find, is a prehistoric site one of the most important in the world. This is the grotta del Romito in Papasidero the Pollino, a site stretching from the present day, arrives back in time, to the most remote epochs of our life, that is to say approximately 19,000 years ago. Archaeologists conducted excavations in several places, have unearthed the everyday life and even some burials of ancient inhabitants of the complex. But certainly the undisputed king of the whole complex is the Bos Primigerius, engraved on a rock outside the cave, perfect in its forms and proportions created by an experienced hand but mostly from a mind that had well imprinted her figure. What is surprising is that the ox did not belong to those places but was seen allegedly in the plains of Sibari, where was certainly present. Why have engraved the ox at the entrance of the cave was a symbolic value and responded to an aesthetic desire, proof that the man since its origin has never been only matter but it has always been done by spirit. The complex inside the cave can be visited, a path in the Woods where they were reproduced some prehistoric dwellings and a museum with an exhibition hall, all of which make the place a real surprise of this Calabria who knows how often surprise.
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  • More than parlelei of cave archaeological site. BOS primigenius, burials and whatnot. Pleasant place surrounded by nature, good driving, honest fee. Small caves and the top from about 50mt standpoint of formations and colors. On the other side, behind Papasidero sullo Ionio in Cassano, I visited Caves very much nicer and long, historical and archaeological too. Recommended. To visit.
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  • Uno dei luoghi più antichi abitanti dai ns. progenitori paleolitici. Graffito notevolissimo.
  • Interesting, not too "touristy" - got a private tour by some enthusiastic lady, fascinating too see the excavations ongoing - and cool to see some sleeping bats in the caves. Nice place to visit for sure.
  • A beautiful place, nature and cultural value. The entry you pay 5 euros, but it deserves. Interesting and very well made the teaching room so there's enough to read, but you don't get to "too much" and anyway the summary is excellent. The kind lady who acts as a guide is helpful and courteous, but above all it is passionate about the subject and well prepared. The engraving of the aurochs (Bos primigenius) which made famous the cave was impressed beyond expectations. In particular for the dynamism of the stroke, which is drawing level with detail but that is not a scratch on the surface, but a nice deep (see picture). Very interesting are also the two double burials of about 10,000 years ago, each with two individuals buried together, embraced. What you see on the site is the cast resin (see photo). The two are embraced in affectionate attitude. It is certain that they died at the same time, there is a suspicion that one of them didn't want to survive to the next, or that it was a suicide/murder ritual. Does it reflect the fact that they had around 25 years (for the times were in full maturity: over 30-35 years came in a few), but suffered from almost every possible bone diseases: deforming arthrosis, osteoporosis, rickets and other strong. The civilization some benefit brought him!! Fascinating natural environment around the cave, in addition to the cave itself, small but rich in stalagmites and stalactites.
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  • Fascinating, considering his past dating to around 19000 years ago. I thought it was bigger but the stalactites and stalagmites make it quite impressive.
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  • Truly useful, not just on the curriculum for the preparation and the kindness of the staff, but to the place "almost magical" in which it is embedded.
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