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Lepenski Vir, palaeolithic site on the banks of the Danube, is a confirmation that their culture is six millennia have developed social relations, architecture and art. The cultural center of the prehistoric world, there were precisely in the areas of modern Serbia. Its culture is ancient about 8.5 millennia and represents the cradle of archaeological discoveries that have changed the picture of Neolithic Europe.

Lepenski Vir is one of the largest and most important prehistoric archaeological sites of the stone age, located on the right bank of the Danube in the Djerdap gorge, near Donji Milanovac. This site was the center of one of the most complex prehistoric cultures. Excavations have revealed the existence of a highly developed culture that had complex social relationships and, as such, the first in Europe systematically organized their habitats. During the archaeological excavations was discovered seven phases settlements and 136 objects. Settlements were built on wood terraces facing the Danube, the river which was donated to the village life and simultaneously instills divine awe. During the archaeological excavations established the outlines of a planned organized settlements built in the oldest known urban settlement in Europe.

Its culture developed in the period from about 6500 to 5500 BCE. Today Lepenski Vir represents a unique cultural and historic unity within the Djerdap National Park.

This site is protected as a strict nature reserve.