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|Description ||This is a bizarrely Christianised dolmen which can be found in the forests to the south of the village of Caylus in Tarn-et-Garonne.
At first I had difficulty recognising it, not knowing what to expect, but it is right beside the path with the wall built right through its mound. On top of the remains of the capstone has been built a stone plinth, with an ornate iron cross protruding from this, the top of which is about 3 metres above the ground. |
|I discovered this on this site AFTER being to the Clauzel dolmen which was Christianised with an incised cross at least a thousand years earlier than this one. Fanatic priests in the 19th century were responsible for sticking crosses on menhirs and dolmens, hacking niches in menhirs to put statues of the BVM in, and of course destroying them altogether. Whereas the Clauzel incised cross is a rather beautiful addition, these concrete-and-iron monstrosities are truly blasphemous!|
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