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| Battle of Atapuerca Stone |
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|Description ||The Battle of Atapuerca took place near this stone which was later inscribed to commemorate it.|
“ The The Battle of Atapuercawas fought in 1 September 1054 at the site of Piedrahita ("standing stone") in the valley of Atapuerca between brothers King García Sánchez III, El de Nájera, of Navarre and King Ferdinand I, the Great, of Castile and León.
The Castilians won and King García was killed in battle. Ferdinand reannexed Navarrese territory he conceded to García 17 years early after his brother’s assistance at Pisuerga.”
Photo submitted by the Mayor of Atapuerca and Gloria Cuenca who added this information, "On the Menhir, there is ancient writing attributed to the XI century
inhabitants of Atapuerca that wrote about the death of the Navarra King
that died at the Atapuerca battle in 1054.
There is more information on the site here
|Andy B |
| Does anyone know the location of this stone?|
|h fenton |
| Although I cannot be certain, I think this stone is at:|
lat: 42.3740 lon:-3.5003
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