Underwater necropolis: archeological mission

Eventualy, after years of waiting the prehistoric submerged necropolis of Lampedusa will be visited by underwater archeologists of the Soprintendenza del Mare della Regione Sicilia
This will be possible thanks to the efforts of our non profit organization "Archivio Storico Lampedusa" which will finance the archeological mission of the Soprintendenza del Mare.
I wish to thank Prof. Tusa of the Soprintendenza del Mare for his care and attention to the archeological heritage of Lampedusa and to Arch. Nino Taranto of the Archivio Storico Lampedusa



Financing this mission will require the help of many: if you are interested to collaborate please feel free to contact me : Diego Ratti        +39-3355397774

Lampedusa prehistoric petroglyphs

Our friend prof. Fabio Giovanetti has recently discovered some incision in a rock near the megalithic village on top of the promontory above the Tabacarra Coast of Lampedusa (a site previously described here).


This exceptional finding is definitely worth some further study and attention by the competent authorities which have been duly informed.
A close parallel between these petroglyphs of Lampedusa and the Valcamonica rock art can probably be noticed by the observers, another suggestive similarity can be seen when observing those painting of cars and chariots in the Tassili desertic region of Libia (see picture below).



Another, more symbolic interpretation may link the above incised wheels with spokes to some symbolic representation of the sun and hence to prehistoric "sun cults" of some sort.
Evidence is mounting by the day that the island of Lampedusa was widely populated in the prehistory and that the remaining traces of the prehistoric culture of Lampedusa deserve more attention.
I have forwarded these pictures to some rock art experts and I look forward receiving and sharing their comments soon.