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Cagnemora - Bomarzo (VT)
The Cagnemora valley is accessible from the Bomarzo cemetery or from the Piano Via Cupa locality. This whole area between Cagnemora, Tacchiolo and Santa Cecilia is dotted with a significant presence of Etruscan-Roman altars, some tombs, pestaròle, fountains and structures still to be interpreted and dated: therefore, a capillary long-lasting secondary road network must be imagined. he had to make these monuments usable, and of which a partially legible trace remains. Going down a little, you can see a huge erratic boulder detached in an indefinite period, but certainly very ancient, from the rocky ridge above and run aground on the rugged slope and plummeting downstream.
On this boulder, looking from the valley, you can see a sort of front four battlements on the first two two rectangular hollows have been made
On the front of the boulder a large and deep rectangular niche, dug vertically, presents a sort of displaced mini ceiling, furrowed by an equally tiny columen just sketched. recalls other rock emergencies recorded in the area: it could be a funeral shrine, a compartment for the deposit of cinerary urns. Perhaps originally it had a bas-relief decoration, an upper pediment and side moldings, of which one can still glimpse the faint imprint imprinted on the rock.
On the top of the boulder the flat rocky surface is dotted with a series of cavities, holes, holes, carvings whose function is not easy to understand. The most marked is a sort of rectangular basin with the upper edges profiled and sculpted to form a curb. The tank is flanked by a similar building at a slightly lower level. Holes of various sizes are highlighted on the external upper profile and on the internal dividing wall of the two cavities. Perhaps the former were used to insert vertical poles as supports for canopies in branches, reeds and foliage to protect themselves from the sun; the latter, on the other hand, allowed the passage of water from one tank to another or perhaps housed posts placed horizontally to favor the stretch of leathers or fabrics subjected to tanning, dyeing or washing. The entire structure could perhaps be a kind of tannery or even a place used for the beating, maceration and processing of vegetable fibers such as hemp.
A funerary function of the rock monument is also probable. The artifacts that arise on the outer edge of the boulder could be funeral dimples of a rectangular or square shape saved in the rock and positioned at right angles on the outer right edge of the structure. The ashes of the deceased were probably deposited inside, closed in special urns.
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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18979 W: 130 N: 40073] (213897)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-09-15
  • Exposure: f/0.2, 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-09-17 1:39
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