These famous anthropomorphic menhirs have been standing on the Filitosa site in the heart of Corsica since the fourth millennium BC. These carved granitic rock statues evoke religious rites of yesteryear and their function remains a mystery. What is certain is that in 1200 BC, these megalithic monuments were reworked by artists who added daggers, helmets, armours and swords.
Stroll among these men of stone. While the enigma remains, let your imagination drift from conjecture to reverie. A true open-air museum, the site is considered to be the largest centre of Corsican statuary art and the most fabulous in the Mediterranean. We owe its discovery, in 1946, to Charles-Antoine Cesari. Twenty years later, Roger Grosjean archaeologist and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) researcher began relentless excavations on the traces of an ancient civilisation.
Site de Filitosa
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