The caves of Grimaldi or Balzi Rossi

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Via Balzi Rossi 9 06500 Menton
The Grimaldi caves are located on the Mediterranean shore close to the French-Italian border, on the Italian side near the town of Ventimiglia. They were home to Homo erectus, Neanderthal man and Homo Sapiens of the upper Palaeolithic Age. The discovery of burial sites from the upper Palaeolithic Age have contributed greatly to the site's reputation. Emile Rivière, a french Prehistorian, uncovered the first grave in the Cavillon cave in 1872. A carving featuring a horse, of the same period as the grave, can be seen on one of the walls of the cave.
The Grimaldi caves are located on the seaside, on the Italian side of the Franco-Italian border. It was the home of the Homo erectus, Neanderthal man and Homo Sapiens of the upper Palaeolithic age. The discovery of burial sites from the upper Palaeolithic period contributed greatly to the site’s reputation. Emile Rivière, a French prehistorian, discovered the first tomb in the cave of Cavillon in 1872. A sculpture representing a horse, from the same period as the tomb, can be seen on one of...
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All year 2024 Closed on monday
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The caves of Grimaldi or Balzi Rossi
Via Balzi Rossi 9 06500 Menton
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  • By the sea at the Franco-Italian border.
    Updated on 22 May 2024 at 14:23
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