Lepenski Vir – it’s one of those jaw-dropping ancient archaeological sites that you can find in Balkans, or in this case Serbia. This site with interesting remains is dating from Mesolithic era and it was a large village or even a town for those times. Over 136 houses were built by early settled hunger gatherers of the Cro Magnon group.
We guess you would probably like to visit this, so if you do head towards Serbian town Donji Milanovac. It’s located in East Serbia on the banks of Danube river, when you come you will see this site nearby to Iron Gates gorge.
This ancient culture had it’s peak in 6500 BC, while some of the displayed artifacts are even older and date to 7000 BC, meaning this is a remarkable clue to understand the human civilization and one aspect of our culture, the “urban planing”.
What makes Lepenski Vir special is the fact that the complex has a floor plan that all the excavated buildings shared, meaning those were a well planned construction sites. In fact all this could be only done with excellent understanding of geometry, which is something we don’t expect from hunter-gatherers from present day view.
Whole settlement was organized in interesting patterns where it’s orientation is along the riverbank, which would also mean this settlement was a trade route of it’s time.
Among other interesting things you could see here are sculptures that people of Lepenski Vir culture have made in those ancient times. Some human figures look amazingly strange, with fish features, so naturally it also became a interesting tourist destinations for all lovers of “Ancient Aliens” series.
You can visit their website for more info or just out of curiosity.