Strength places and cult places in SOUTH TYROL - ITALY


Menhirs and shuttering stones on the Jakobsweg

Oberplars (Algund):
Cross stone:
The eastern half of the stone bears the majority of the engravings closely packed in good preservation state. The registration of the western half show a more archaeischen type with strong Ab scent. Onto the solar rise point at the winter solstice the wise of Die Anzahl der Kreuz e, others are oriented exactly in the meridian. The central figure of the agalmatolite is the cross formed anthropomorphously. Several mica schist blocks to pages of the hare band which also bear some engravings are in a scattered manner on a small flat tip about 100 m more deeper. The western rock bears 3 crosses of which for 2 are located and several Schaelchen by which 6 are combined through a rectilinear gutter. Two further grooves are visible by the foot of the rock. The eastern stone bears a cross formed anthropomorphously and directly in addition, a figure which is interpreted as three leg or axe.
This limited face just below the cross stone wears maybe once as a board place for a small human being group on the occasion of the celebration of the sunrise on 21 .12 on the cult plate cross stone served, at the they could convene for itself because of the exposed situation no people.
Way description: from the Saxnerhof in Oberplars on tourist footpath 26 in eastern direction to almost to the band, then steep shift head way rid in the hare valley and left crossing much jumping upwards almost to the first one. That is the cross stone.

Shuttering stone on the Saxnerhof Oberplars in the case of Meran:
To the south and high normal cliffs overturn southeast to the meadows of Oberplars off here. After the agricultural holding, a small concealed flat meadow extends towards east which covers a spacious cave over. The whole area was still surrounded by a rampart castle wall some decades ago. The shuttering stone is found at the eastern corner of the stable building today. It find itself on this stone 4 x that northern south- and 3 x the eastern/western line. Moreover 3 x the Wintersolstitiallinie. All bowls are inserted into the system. Since no sacral symbols appear, is it a small and slightly intelligible calendar stone for determination cardinal that- and Solstitialrichtungen.
A narrow cave, the Norggenloch (dwarf dwelling) opens itself near between big rock thrums. A circular circular flower bed which would be able to raise the impression of a sepulcher was in the mentioned meadow. During his demolition, it was laid open over a cave of a covering plate which a side length of 1,7 and 1,15 m had and showed a fat person of 51 cm gneiss. A page was hewed smoothly. Only two grain abrading stones were called as finds.
The locality belonged to the most important points of the southern inclination settled prehistorically so strongly from Vellau. In the above-mentioned cave, some ceramic and bronze finds were made.
Way description: Saxnerhof in Oberplars with Algund/Meran. At the eastern stable corner.

Alluvial plane yoke in the Sarntal witch dance place + stoneman

Bath three churches three woman/source sanctuary (Katharina, Margareta, Barbara)


A sinistre figure, of that in the region which becomes told dolomites still, is that Spina DE Mul ”, that grumbling animal frame, that at gray pre-time near from Corina dAmpezzo sein Unwesen getrieben habe. The sorcerer was embedded behind spook for Spina who gladly hung itself around in the figure of a halbverwesten mule old legends according to. He had the blasting stone Rayéta performing miracles which reached in mysterious way later into the possession of the Fánis king.
Lasting for that ethnologists Karl Felix Wolff that Spina DE Mul” of imagination a thing human represent, keeps he the legend historical from king of the Fánis for over-testable. Many years after Wolffs recordings provided the Bozener archeologist and engineer Dr. Georg Innerebner in 1953 in the lithic deserts of the Fánesalpe to 2600 m of height the remains one before historical rampart castle. Excavations carried out already superficially led to a castle stable, vergluehter lights brought ash for a long time and fragments of audio vessels to light. The finds explain on the late Bronze Age, therefore about 1000 to 800 V Chr.
About 200 tribes existed in actual fact before the occupation through the Romans in the dolomites of which not only the many thousand rock drawings file report but also hundreds of legends passed verbally. The extensive material mentions some the nations suppressed by the Fánis king and the Cayutes or the Peleghétes those finally moved into fight jointly against the adversary.
However too the Fánes (the field of her tribe is called Fánis) had powerful allies in the nation of the one-needy one, the hurried by air for aid may be supposed be. The legends conceal from where they came. It is only handed down in the old legends that they overturned themselves in eagle clothing of air - every a sword in the hand.
Source: Mystica - the great puzzles of mankind

Honor castle heath tomb

Castle stable Fanes (Ciastel DE Fanes) to 2592 m of height.
At the municipality Enneberg: presumable before historical surging fixing that consists of a powerful rock ruins rampart. Before historical toning fragment finds. It is a question of the up to now highest pre-time settlement in Suedtirols.

Fertility slides and agalmatolite (shuttering stone - cross plate)

Way description to the cross plate in the case of Brixen (Elvas):
Unfortunately, the cross in the cross plate is removed for some time and he is to therefore be found heavy only. From the last curve of the street of Brixen after Elvas to the left downwards a short route on the street after Natz, then on blue and white marked footpath sharply to the left direct at the dry inclination to the slide plate. It was of 1 - 3 cm counted. here in total 58 bowls with a depth

Way description to the agalmatolite in the case of Brixen (Elvas):
Southeast of Elvas in the case of Brixen on the slope of the Pinatzerbuehels towards west.
275 bowls were in total counted on the printing surface with a depth of 1 to 4 cm and a diameter of the bowls of 2 to 10 cm

Kaserl Schnalstal menhir + lithic rings + rock drawings

Kastelbell Klumperplatte: Dolmen

Kurtatsch menhir

Lajen menhir on the Wasserbuehel, nut God seat

Shuffle consecrating water stone

Meransen Pustertal Lindenweg”
with tree/rising sanctuary of the three Bethen Jakobuskirche with three Bethen

Orlong menhir

Santa Claus church with source sanctuary Petschied
in the case of Villanders

Schlern witch dance place, hexene benches

Solar mountain in the Vinschgau shuttering stone

Hr. Hippolyt on Glaiten
shuttering stone and ring wall

Hr.Justin (Pustertaler height street) menhir

Hr. Verena at the rides menhir and shuttering stone with 55 (counted) Schaelchen place of finding of the shuttering stone: 50 m deeper than the church hr. Verena on the northeast slope of the hill, attainable onto narrow footpath from the church.

Tarsch Holy Spring hr. Medarus (church) Sommadorn”

Tartscher Buehel Vintschgau
church hr. Veit was in former times pagan temple 2 shuttering stones in addition to the church

Shuttering stone the whole stone is covered with plaits and mosses so that the bowls are hardly recognizable at the first look. The bowls should have originated in modern times since all depressions are abraded and no lanes of use of mead space tools could be found.
Way description: From Bozen on the old country street through the egg sacking valley to hermitages --> cross the flow to the right after approx 3 kms --> long into the Villnoessertal --> one achieve the inn for star --> behind the inn, a narrow street goes up the mountain up to the friendly terrace to the left from Nafen --> long up and to a left turn around a wooded hill, one is transferred to the sports ground from Teis --> before the wall of the sports ground provided with a wire fence branch off to the left a stony way in the charnel houses Waeldchen off --> one achieves the forest edge descending according to approx 200 steps --> here with a collapsed wood fence is now a long way off to the left of the way in the scrub a field block, the shuttering stone.

Telfes cult rocks

Terenten in the Pustertal:
Witch stone:
Unfortunately is this form initial shuttering stone no more in its an zu find: For this, there are 2 declarations where the first one tells that the people would have smashed this holy rock at the beginning of Christianity. It is the second variant that this rock might be abgestuerzt” - what also glaubhabt seems, there such holy places of our ancestors mostly in places in higher situation - the sky and closer to Gods - are be found. The second version would also explain the naming of this stone.
61 bowls are still counted here. 
Way description: from Terenten in the Pustertal over a property way to the Winnebachtal, hard at the way about 0,5 hours before the alm economy are available the hexene stone.

Trafoi might sanctify 3 fountains: Choice ride band/source sanctuary

Shuttering stones with 114 scarfs and 4 crosses:
Places of findings of the shuttering stones of Feldthurns on the street after Brixen. In the environment of the great reverse curve.

Villanders menhir

Lombardei / Italy Val Camonica
stone engravings that Italy table archeologist Professor Emmanuel Anati that examined the region from 1961 to 1975 holds the known almost 300.000 representations from prehistoric time for die most important and rich containing in Europe rock art collection ”.
However, they do not also contain decrypted symbols in addition to representations of animals, people and stake buildings up to now and early character.
Here, the drawings guaranteed confusion from belligerent combat scenes on big rock plates. They were represented as stilisiertes rider and foot-soldiers and people wounded fatally, with leg slack bodies. It is astounding that the victorious warriors were represented as one-needy ones. Were there really the one-needy ones who could arise themselves like bird people into air? (Legends from the Alpine region) natural nations cared for religious rituals of Selbst mutilation as the amputation of a leg, of an arm or of a feminine breast (Amazonas).
Many legends of flying people received themselves beyond in the entire Alpine region.

at the Pirbamegg (with Meran) shuttering stone it act itself bowls here numerous around an inconspicuous paragneiss block on its surface abraded are. The shuttering stone with 27 scarfs, the one diameters of 4,5 cm to 5,8 cm and a depth of 1 - show 2 cm, shows two groups of bowls: The first on the edge of the crash and the second is mountain am sited on a rock stage 15 cm higher. In the fringe group, a center is clear as T-Form which consists of 5 scarfs. Links of this T-Form is a Schaelchengruppe those form a Visurlinie to the sunrise point at the time of the winter solstice. The straight cross and some bowls are geortet(!). on 21.12 after true sunset The same system finds itself in the second group mountain am. The cross shows unambiguous metal processing with sharp edges. The decisive importance of the location on this shuttering stone lies in the cardinal directions and the Solstitiallinie for the winter sunrise.
A further reference on it, it is the fact that the shorter cross arm shows Katharina church via the top of the rock precisely to the hr. in the notch (1246 m) that was at the edge of the Haflinger plateau that is an important prehistoric cult place here.
Way description: eastern from Vellau at the tourist footpath no. 26 after castle Thurnstein, immediately before the Pirbamegg agricultural holding on the right way page.

Agalmatolite - Koppstein a small mica schist look in 910 m of height find itself in feet of a cross on the street of Meran according to Vellau (last right curve). Flat rock signs are here on the 5° be sloped after SHALLOWS. Several bowls find themselves on the surface. A cross rubbed in flatly its head and foot lot are increased itself upwards and/or down in each case is in the middle of this figure constellation and with it one double ring kind drawing that the cross surrounds to the Gaenze happen. That the cross extended groove only deviates around 2° of the Sommersonnwend line. No doubt, one may presume here that this groove through the cross needy and cross middle should announce the direction of the Sommersolstitiums. Since all bowls are almost abraded shallowly and flatly, they were employed probably for dust extraction. The small shuttering stone of Vellau is to accordingly be designated as a cult stone which has a high age on account of the strong Ab scent.
Way description: in the last right curve of the street of Ober-Plars after Vellau.

Springs: own and Dr. Franz Haller / the world of the rock pictures in Suedtirol