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Panorama du lac Mercurago © MiBACT

  Arona (NO)  |     Mercurago

Description
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At the natural park Lagoni di Mercurago the ancient peatland preserves a pile dwelling dated to the Middle Bronze Age, discovered in the nineteen fifties and sixties. The best-known exhibits are the wooden wheels, saved at the time of discovery because plaster casts were made immediately. Other important finds, such as weapons and personal ornaments, are proof that the village was part of a vast network for commerce and exchange of technical knowledge. Unluckily, intense peat extraction during the mid-nineteenth century has irreparably damaged part of the archaeological site, still surrounded by the scenic landscape of the Lagoni.

Age du Bronze

Age du Bronze moyen, 1600 - 1300 avant J.-C.

Lac Mercurago

289 m.

Taille du site 5,15 ha / environ 5 terrains de foot

Taille du zone tampon 270,06 ha / environ 378 terrains de foot

Particularités & points forts
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Among the most famous finds there are some wooden wheels

Le moulage de la roue de transport © MiBACT

Activités en cours
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Inside the natural park Lagoni di Mercurago

Découvrir les palafittes
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The site is not visible, but can be visited.

Musei Reali di Torino - Museo di Antichità
Piazzetta Reale, 1 Torino
to the website

Opening hours
Tuesday-Sunday, 9.00 a.m.-7.00 p.m.

Museo Archeologico di Arona Khaled al-Asaad
Piazza San Graziano, 36 Arona (NO)
to the website

Opening hours
Sunday 3.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.