Mystery Type: Artefact
Mystery Name: Lepenski Vir
Country: Serbia and Montenegro
Place Name: Boljetin
Archaeological site Lepenski Vir is located in the Djerdap Gorge, on the low Danube terrace. It is the center of one of the most important prehistoric cultures. At the site of Lepenski Vir, the remains of sacral architecture were discovered from 7000 to 6000 years before the new era. What Lepenski Vir today makes famous and recognizable in the world are discoveries that are chronologically linked to the Mesolithic. Planned lifted settlements with habitats and sanctuaries of the trapezoidal base, necropolises that point to special funeral rituals, monumental stone sculptures and numerous finds of bones and stone testify that this site was not only a settlement, but also a sacral center. At the time when it was discovered, Lepenski Vir was an isolated phenomenon, and this situation did not change significantly until today. Unlike other parts of Europe, in which there are only scarce testimonies of the Mesolithic, remains of Lepenski Vir have been found that enable the complete reconstruction of culture, art and society of that period.
For more information about the archeological literature, see Dragoslav Srejović
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Age Dating: > 7.500 BC
Discovery Date: 1960 – 1967
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