Saint-Martin-de-Corléans Megalithic Area

Aosta, Italy

The Saint-Martin-de-Corléans Megalithic Area is an archaeological site that is considered of major importance for the study and knowledge of European prehistory and protohistory, located in Aosta, Italy.

The site contains megalith dolmen and cist tombs, oriented alignments of holes in wooden poles and anthropomorphic stele dating back to the Neolithic era through the Bronze Age.

The site was discovered in 1969 during the construction of condominiums. Given the historical significance of the site, the Aosta Valley Regional Government purchased it to ensure protection and proper archaeological excavation. In the early 2000s the Saint-Martin-de-Corléans Archaeological Museum and Park was built over the site.

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Aosta, Italy
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Founded: 6000-3000 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Aseem Deuskar (2 years ago)
Although you should definitely go there the design of the museum (display/information) could use a lot of work. In parts incoherent and in parts challenging normal eye vision (very tiny letters, poor light design). But spend enough time there and you will learn a thing or two about us as a species. About culture and continuity crossing ethnonationalist narrative
Fabio Granieri (3 years ago)
Great experience, the ticket includes an exhaustive guide, so you won't lose a thing.
Giulia Milan (5 years ago)
Nothing special, I suggest to invest the time to see something else in Aosta.
William Gedye (6 years ago)
This is an amazing story and very well presented. Looking forward to coming back when the recreation complete.
Thomas Sandberg (7 years ago)
We enjoyed it (three adults). The museum is not finished, but it's definitely worth 7 euros. Very friendly, helpful staff who speak English. Interesting history and a very ambitious plan for the whole museum site.
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