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|Description ||Twixt Alvor and Monchique
Burial Chamber 4000 B.C
Site still being excavated
Walkways over the top with a hole cut in so you can look down, not much to see though. Entrance very narrow impossible to get right into chamber.
|I'm not an expert but does this site not resemble te one I have seen in Newgrange on the banks of the Boyne, Ireland?
|I strongly agree with moz on this one, I'd like to see an archaeological report on this site, it just might be similiar to Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth in Eire, what other sites are nearby ???|
|Well, I was a bit puzzled that it was so elaborate and with small stones and dated 4000 BC, as I never saw a megalith around being publicly dated earlier than 3000 BC. "They" date it from the calcholitic (early bronze), 2000 tp 1600 BC (here and in other places on the web). I would prefer it to be earlier, as it might allow me to think that the regular "antas" might have some 7000 years or more. Who knows.|
| At first glance, it looks very similar to Newgrange. However, Newgrange has much rock art, the mound is mainly stone and earth and has a quartz facade. Entrance is also much bigger.|
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