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The Ligurians were the first occupants of northern Italy. Their presence has been proven well before the Roman colonisation in the second century BC. They left behind votive statues, known as "stela statues", dating back to the second millennium BC. Carved in sandstone (a rock easier to model than marble), these statues are displayed in the main Marble Museum of Carrara. Little is actually known of the Ligurian civilisation. They are believed to have been a group of farmers and merchants who entertained relations with the Celts of Central Europe and the Greeks.

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    In the footsteps of the Ligurians

    There are many museums in Genoa, Liguria's capital, where visitors can learn about the history of the ancient Ligurians.

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