The Meanings of the Camunian Rose and Solomon's Knot Symbols

Pictures: Camunian Rose (left) and Solomon's Knot (right), Valcamonica, Italy. Credit Djurdjevic M. N. 2016

Djurdjevic N. M. (2016)


The purpose of this research is to identify the original meaning of one of the most famous motifs occurring in the rock art of Valcamonica, the Camunian Rose (It. “Rosa Camuna”). In turn, identifying the meaning of the Camunian Rose allows for the decoding of another mysterious symbol of antiquity that has puzzled scholars: the Solomon’s Knot.