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: Portugal
Date Posted: 10/28/2006 5:31:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMWN7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member KingfisherTeam
Views: 73

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.
Type: Dolmen

Parking: N 38° 31.975 W 008° 00.766

Number: 7.00

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