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The first pickaxe hit the rock on a warm Saturday night, in August 1978. Falco, the Founder of Damanhur, and ten other Damanhurians  were sitting around a fire lit behind the house they had bought on Vidracco’s hill, when a star fell across the sky. It was unusually big, very bright and it moved slowly, leaving behind a visible trail of golden dust.

This was interpreted as the sign that it was a good moment to begin digging a tunnel into the mountain, leading to the heart of the Earth, to build a work of art dedicated to the sacred aspect within every human being.

As soon as the meeting ended, two Damanhurians began chipping away at the rock of the mountain with only a hammer and a pick. They continued digging with great fervor all night. When in the morning others came to carry on with the work, over a meter had already been excavated inside the mountain. They continued non-stop in shifts of four hours each, for fifteen days, before the pace became less intense, although work never stopped. Pick, shovel, buckets, pick, shovel, buckets, chisel, hammer, buckets…

The Damanhurians felt enthusiastic of sharing a common activity which was also carried out in total secrecy. A permission to excavate would have never been granted by the local government, as Piedmont had no laws regulating underground buildings of that magnitude, and the project would have seemed too ambitious to carry out. The secret was kept for sixteen years.

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  • 5 star ratingAbaton - Temples of human kind Such an amazing temple built by hand inside the mountain. Hotel Abaton in the same place. Spectacular place, with a lot of art made by the own damanhurians!! Spiritually talking it’s a place to contact with all different peoples believes along history! Highly recommend !!

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    MCCmadrid2019
    12/07/2020

    5 star ratingAmazing place This is certainly one of the most special and unique place in Europe. Very particular art expression, energetically powerful space. The perfect example how group of "ordinary" people can realize the big dream. If you are looking for inspiration or something to surprise you deeply, this is the place for you.

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    anoajagoda
    10/07/2020

    5 star ratingHogwarts in Real Life Taste at least once in this life, art, spirituality, sacred woods, open and underground temples, music of the plants.

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    Ronit994
    10/07/2020
  • 5 star ratingBetter than could be imagined I have become a groupie!!! The Temples of Humankind are nothing short of stunning, fantastic, magical, and a bit unbelievable at first viewing. It is so hard to imagine the dedication, creativity and shocking amount of seriously hard work it has taken to create this artistic Structure. And all of it was done with love, joy and the belief in the greatness of humankind.

    Be prepared to be whelmed!!! Quite beyond anything I could have imagined before experiencing it all for myself.

    This extraordinary group of people are still refining their 40+ year project based on living in harmonious community. It is truly inspiring what they have and are achieving.

    If you are interested in Sacred Spirituality a visit here is a must and if you are not... Visiting for curiosity will afford you some extraordinary art, amazing food and delightful people all in the foothills to the Alps.

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    annetU9687UE
    10/07/2020

    5 star ratingLabor of Love - a modern day creation of wonder Visiting Damanhur is a mystical journey that I’ve taken in the most stunning space in Italy. The Temples have left a lasting impression on me and the beauty of the artwork that is done with such passion and discipline rivals other ancient places. The People are the one of the greatest and most inspiring aspects of the place. Con Voi! 🙏🏾

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    R3717EGpamelaa
    10/07/2020

    5 star ratingHope in humankind An incredible piece of art that reawaken hope in humankind. Unique experience full of awe and emotions.

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    09/07/2020

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