Dolmen des Pins de l'Ismael
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F
N 44° 18.146 E 004° 10.536
31T E 593772 N 4906135
Quick Description: Dolmen des Pins de l'Ismael 17 is a burial chamber in the community of Courry, Departement of Gard, Region of Languedoc - Rousillon
Location: Occitanie, France
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 6:24:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMC5H0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 2

Long Description:
This prehistoric cemetery is located on the edge of the Ardeche river and near the cave Cocalière. It is in the community of Courry in the Gard region.
The cemetery contains of about 25 dolmens dating from about -3000 BC.
This cemetery is accessed by a marked trail in the woods. Just follow the traces of yellow paint on the walls or grond. The incredible amount of dry stone walls and mounds show that this place was the subject of long human occupation in very ancient times.
At the tourist office in Courry a detailed description and map of the site are for sale.

Site Name: Dolmen des Pins de l'Ismael
Country: France & Département: Languedoc (Gard)
Type: Burial Chamber (Dolmen)
Nearest Town: Ales ; Nearest Village: Courry
Type: Dolmen

Parking: N 44° 18.195 W 004° 10.032

Number: 1,000.00

Size:
approx. 2 acres


Source:
The stones were gathered locally.


Purpose:
Used as cemetery approx. 3000 BC.


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