Anta Grande do Zambujeiro
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 38° 32.343 W 008° 00.833
29S E 585941 N 4266087
Quick Description: Anta Grande do Zambujeiro is a megalithic monument located near Evora - Portugal, one of the biggest existing in the Iberian Peninsula.
Location: Évora, Portugal
Date Posted: 7/8/2011 3:23:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMBZGC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 6

Long Description:
Anta Grande do Zambujeiro is a megalithic monument located near Evora - Portugal, one of the biggest existing in the Iberian Peninsula. It consists of a free-standing single-chamber dolmen and was used by the Neolithic communities as a burial place and also possibly for religious purposes. The chamber, of polygonal form, is made of seven large stones that rise 8m above the ground. It was originally covered by a 7m wide stone. The chamber opens into a corridor that is is 12m long, 1.5m wide and 2m high, which still retains the original covering stones over much of its length. The entrance was marked by a large, decorated menhir, now lying on the ground.

A large number of artifacts found during the archaeological excavations are kept in the museum of Evora. Due to its importance, Anta Grande do Zambujeiro was declared a national monument by the Portuguese government in the 22nd de November 1971.

This monument impressively illustrates the organization and technical capabilities of the Neolithic populations that built it.

From Wikipedia
Designação (Name): Anta Grande do Zambujeiro

Categoria de protecção (Classification): Classificado como MN - Monumento Nacional

Categoria/Tipologia (Type of heritage): Arqueologia / Anta

Concelho (City): Evora

Página do Património na base de dados da DGPC (Page of the Heritage at the DGPC database): [Web Link]

Wikipedia: [Web Link]

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