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IMMOVABLE CULTURAL MONUMENTS DATA BASE
Name: Lepenski vir
Municipality: Majdanpek
Location (place, town, city): Boljetin
Institute: Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia
Regional institute: Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Niš
CR No.: AS 45
Date of inscription in the CR: 20.12.1983
Category: NCM of outstanding value
Type: Archaeological sites
Year/period of construction: 7000 - 6000 year b.c.

The Lepenski Vir archaeological site is in Djerdap (east Serbia), on a low Danube bank terrace. On a rocky bank, objects of religious architecture and monumental stone sculptures were discovered, dating from 7000 to 6000 B.C.
The houses and shrines are of a truncated circle sector at angles from 30 to 60 degrees. Around hearths there were places sculptures made of large grain sandstone boulders, showing a human figure, originally only a head, decorated with concentric circles motifs, spirals and eights. In a later phase, the sculptures are more of a human figure, becoming idols. Archaeological investigations (1965-1970) discovered about 136 objects. So as not to get flooded when the Djerdap G power plant was made operable, Lepenski Vir was moved to a higher level.