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|Description ||It took us a while to find this dolmen and it was a bit of a surprise when we did.
I've never seen a dolmen that is quite so rectangular and with such sharp edges. To be honest, it looks a bit like a stone oil tanker in profile!
There is on main chamber at the end plus what appears to be a false entrance down one side.|
|Andy B |
|Thanks - which region of France is this in? I'll create some more subcategories.|
|what a bizarre site. I can only imagine its some modern reconstruction from the 1960's !
As for the region, I reckon Tarn et Garonne could be nicely counted as South West France, unless you wanted to break things down minutely.|
|It really is most odd! New Grange in Ireland is regarded as being an inaccurate reconstruction (Francis Pryor) and I wonder if this is too. Looks like an Art Deco pill box.|
|Thanks for the comments - I agree that this is truly bizzarre and thought it was a bad reconstruction but there are a few more like this! I'm going back there in April and I'll let you know what I find.|
|beautiful site...where is it....Northern or southern France|
|I dunno. It's a bit angular and it's got a top but it reminds me of Parc le Breos on the Gwŷr in Glamorgan.|
|I am still unsure of the exact location of this site, it is one I am struggling with. However, it is in southern France, in Tarn-et-Garonne departement, I think near to the village of St Cirq. One day before the year is out this will be fully identified and attached to a site page with map etc.|
|Gotcha ! Now with its own site page, and approximate position which can be seen on the maps.|
|This megalith (which is fantastically easy to find on the D.75a) is actually in the commune of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val where I live, and there are 24 others (all fairly wrecked or buried) in the commune. The "restoration" job is terrible, especially since they buried in their namby-pamby cairn the second chamber which was the only bit visible before excavation. However there is an excellent account of the excavation (with summary in English and lots of fine photos), and a catalogue of the other Saint-Antonin megaliths (but not the mysterious Nine Stones which used to be close to the town in the valley). Details of this rare book can be found on my Saint-Antonin site: (www.saint-antonin-noble-val.tk) by going to the bottom of the second page and clicking on the appropriate link. There are also links to other megaliths of the area.|
|Thanks for that information, but I cannot get that internet site to work. I did however find a site with pictures of this strange boxed tomb before the "restoration". Very interesting to see. Try http://www.beyond-the-pale.org.uk/StAdolmen.htm |
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