Lepenski vir

Lepenski Vir is one of the biggest and the most important archaeological sites from the Mesolithic and Neolithic period, with traces even from the middle stone age. It is considered that the first settlement were around 8000 BC, after the melting of the huge glaciers in the northern hemisphere.

It is located at the Danube’s right bank in the Đerdap Gorge. This site, which got its name by the grand vortex in the Danube, was the main area of one of the most important and the most complex cultures from prehistoric times. It is most known for its stone figures with huge eyes and fish-like mouth, probably made in order to honor the idols of hunters and fishermen, who depended on the powerful Danube.

During the archaeological excavations, they discovered seven successive establishments which were built from 6500to 5500BC. People from this dwellings were building unusual cottages shaped like a trapeze, with rectangular hearthstones and with little coats of arms on the same unit.

Also, they discovered jewellery and instruments made out of bones and rocks, as well as carved stone panels with symbols and signs similar to letters, which were not yet decoded.