Javascript must be enabled to view this site.

Read our system requirements.

Stone building buttresses, Sassi di Matera, Matera, Italy
1 of 1

Stone building buttresses, Sassi di Matera, Matera, Italy, result 1 of 1

Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Title
Stone building buttresses, Sassi di Matera, Matera, Italy
general view
Work Type
hill towns
Location
Matera, Matera, Basilicata, Italy
Description
RLV: Intrigued by the building of homes into hillside and rock, and the culture of the people who lived so ruggedly in the mountains, the series of photos of the 'Sassi' show just how impoverished the community was in the 60s. Interestingly, the location has become in 2018 a cultural 'hot spot' for young travelers and a UNESCO protected site as well.
The Sassi originate from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement and are suspected to be among the first human settlements in Italy. There is evidence that people were living here as early as the year 7000 BC. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sassi_di_Matera
Category
Home
Environment
Image Date
1965
Rights
The Robert Vickery Collection is published under a Creative Commons Attribution License: others may distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon these works, even commercially, as long as they add a credit for the original creation. Credit line should read: Photograph, Robert Vickery Collection: Marks Upon the Land, University of Virginia.
This image has been selected and made available by a user using Artstor's software tools. Artstor has not screened or selected this image or cleared any rights to it and is acting as an online service provider pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §512. Artstor disclaims any liability associated with the use of this image. Should you have any legal objection to the use of this image, please visit http://www.artstor.org/copyright for contact information and instructions on how to proceed.
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
000049134_0016.jpg
SSID
22293288

Now viewing Stone building buttresses, Sassi di Matera, Matera, Italy