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|Description ||Site in Romania|
2 view catalog picture of carved 0.51 Meter tallstatue menhir from the 3 Polus Tumuli, which were recently found at the construction site for the new Polus Shoping center in Cluj, Romania.
Archeologists from the local Museum staged a rescue excavation and rebuilt the kerbstones of the tumuli about 300 Meters away between the Mall and the E60 Road towards Oradea.
The largest of the 3 tumuli measures about 13 Meters diameter and it has a large menhir like stone at the back. They are thought to date from the early Iron age, but research is still being sorted out.
A stone Kist, a 0.51 meter tall carved menhir, pictured here, and later Gepid Barbarian graves from about 400 CE were also found, but are still being evaluated in the Museum. The Jewlery is already on display.
The Statue menhir shows some similarities with the one from Ciceu-Mihaiesti, already in the museum collection.
Photo courtesy of Catalog: Polus, Istorie Pierduta, Istorie regasita, Cluj-Napoca
2008, Page 18, Photo. 18.
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