"Visit the Mesolithic Settlement of Lepenski Vir" Donji Milanovac Things to Do Tip by tayloretc

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The settlement of Lepenski Vir is one of the earliest human settlements in Europe (dating from 7000BC), and the museum and interpretive center do a good job explaining the site and the unique cultural features found only here. In addition to an inspired layout, which allows you to see the site as a whole and also get up close to parts of it, there is a small gallery of statues, tools, and pottery, an introductory film, a virtual walk-through of the reconstructed village, a recreated hut (outside), and helpful guides.

The site was discovered in the 1960s, soon before the Danube was dammed and the river rose 30 meters. What’s presented here is the entire site transported and meticulously reassembled 30 meters higher and 100 meters west of the original location. As of this writing, many of the sculptures displayed are copies – the originals are in Belgrade because there was no way to protect them here before. It is unclear whether the originals will be returned now.

The museum and interpretive center were completed in June, 2011, and it’s well worth a visit – a very well-done look at a rare piece of human history.

Directions: Well marked on the main road beside the Danube, about 15 km west of Donji Milanovac.
othercontact: office@lepenski-vir.org
Phone: 381.62.216559
Website: http://www.lepenski-vir.org/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2011
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