My Neighbor's Stele Statue in Potremoli

pontremoli stele statue iron ageOur neighbor’s admission that he had found one of the Lunigiana’s famous stele statues in his field led us to Pontremoli’s Castello del Piagnaro and the Museo delle Statue Stele to check things out. There it was, number 68, one of the finest examples of the later Iron age stele found in the Lunigiana.

It is notable for the inscription on the chest, a lot of which has been rendered unreadable by the excavator.

It’s hard to say how long Pontremoli has been around but it’s old; mention of it first appears in the itinerary of pilgrim Segerico of Canterbury, where it is refered to as “Puntremel.”


My Neighbor's Stele Statue in Potremoli originally appeared on WanderingItaly.com , updated: Jun 13, 2007 © .

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