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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Wéris Dolmen Alternative Name: Wéris I; Allee Couverte Norde; Dolmen de Nord
Country: Belgium Province: Luxembourg Type: Burial Chamber or Dolmen
Nearest Town: Barvaux  Nearest Village: Wéris
Latitude: 50.333400N  Longitude: 5.522670E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
5 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
5 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
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Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by madcat : This is an impressive dolmen or "Allee Couverte". (Vote or comment on this photo)
The Weris dolmen features a rectangular chamber 6 Meters long by 1.70 Meters wide and 1,50 Metes tall with a short corridor in front of it. The chamber is edged by four pillars. The Dolmen was once covered by a tumulus.

Excavations found flints, stone arrows, pottery fragments and human remains.

Information about this burial chamber is also included on The Journal of Antiquities webpage for the Dolmen De Weris, Wallonia, Belgium, which gives directions for finding this easily missed burial chamber, includes a photograph, a description and details of other dolmens in the area.

The Journal adds: "At the south side of the dolmen are two stone rows or an avenue of 30 menhirs that form an alignment with this – the northern dolmen – and with a curious stone to the north-east called ‘the Stone of the Ancients’ or ‘White Stone’ that is often referred to as a standing stone but, in fact, it is a naturally-formed stone some 3 metres high that leans at a 45 degree angle and stands on a hillside. At the bottom of the hill another stone ‘the Devil’s Stone’ or ‘Devil’s Bed’ is a flatish stone that is 0.6 metres high by 2.45 metres long". Wikipedia has a basic entry which gives a few more details of the dolmens, plus the Museum of Megaliths in the village of Wéris.
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Wéris Dolmen submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : November 6, 2023 (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Wéris Dolmen submitted by ShamrockStone : Wèris Dolmen (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Wéris Dolmen submitted by Lonewolf : A panorama Image copyright: Lonewolf Howling, hosted on Flickr and displayed under the terms of their API. (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Wéris Dolmen submitted by Ural : Site in Belgium Google coordinaten 50.333535,5.52278 Dolmen (Weris I) (1 comment - Vote or comment on this photo)

Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by CharcoalBurner89 : November 6, 2023

Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by CharcoalBurner89

Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by iseemore : From the outside

Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by iseemore : From the inside

Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by iseemore : Picture from 2018 Another view on an ancient site.

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Wéris Dolmen submitted by Alta-Falisa : Post-stamps, issued in 2009, illustrated by the dolmen Wéris I. Source : http://jflemaire.ddmi.be/actu/timbre

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Wéris Dolmen submitted by Alta-Falisa : A vintage photo, early 20th century. The fence was removed in 1990.

Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by Alta-Falisa : Photo early 20th century. The original photo was in B&W. It has been coloured to be sold as postcard, as it was customary up to the mid-20th century. The wrought iron fence has been removed since then.

Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by durhamnature : Drawing from "Der Orient und Europa" via archive.org Site in Belgium

Wéris Dolmen
Wéris Dolmen submitted by durhamnature

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Re: Wéris Dolmen by ShamrockStone on Tuesday, 07 July 2015
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GPS coordinates: 50.33340, 5.52267 [Updated]
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Re: Wéris Dolmen by Alta-Falisa on Wednesday, 06 August 2014
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17auygHwc9I
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Re: Wéris Dolmen by Alta-Falisa on Wednesday, 06 August 2014
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Wéris Museum - the House of Megaliths by Andy B on Tuesday, 01 July 2014
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Wéris, the place to be in Belgium if you are looking for megaliths, also, Wéris is one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia.

In the House of Megaliths you can find information about Wéris, the megaliths, the village and hiking possibilities in the surrounding countryside. We sell maps, brochures, postcards and souvenirs and we have a cafeteria where you can enjoy refreshments.

The museum illustrates the way of life of the first farming communities by way of displays, objects, models, reconstructions and an audiovisual presentation. Here in Wéris, a site unique in Belgium lived a Neolithic community some 5000 years ago. These people transported huge blocks of puddingstone rocks downhill to this plateau to build their dolmens (gallery graves) and menhirs (standing stones).

More at
http://www.weris-info.be/indexen.html
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Re: Wéris Dolmen by Alta-Falisa on Wednesday, 02 April 2014
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Le 4 février 2014, le ministre wallon en charge du patrimoine a signé un arrêté de classement de près de 500 hectares pour assurer la pérennité des monuments qui, dans l’entité de Durbuy, composent le "Champ mégalithique de Wéris".

Cette zone englobe
(1) le Dolmen Nord (Wéris I), qui avait été classé comme monument par arrêté du 04/10/1974, et
(2) le Dolmen Sud (Wéris II) et les 5 menhirs adjoints.

Source : http://www.megalithe.be/actu/Durbuy_classement_megalithe
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Re: Wéris Dolmen by davidmorgan on Monday, 31 December 2012
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