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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Menhir de Outeiro Alternative Name: Menhir of Motrinos, Penedo Comprido
Country: Portugal Distrito: Évora Type: Standing Stone (Menhir)
Nearest Town: Reguengos de Monsaraz
Latitude: 38.470400N  Longitude: 7.393617W
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
5 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 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
5

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Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by KaiHofmann : Site in Évora Portugal: Menhir de Outeiro (Vote or comment on this photo)
Standing Stone (Menhir) in Alentejo

The Outeiro menhir is also locally known as Penedo Comprido (Long Rock). It's a granite monument with a size of about 5.6 meters high, 1 meter in average diameter and with the weighing of about 8 tons. It was re-erected in 1969.
Its morphology was considered by some authors as outrageously phallic. The diameter of the urethra carved in the glans reaches 30 cm (11 inches). Obviously we can say it represents the ancient cult of fertility. It's one of the best examples of its kind in the Iberian Peninsula. It was classified as Portuguese National Monument in 1971.

About the chronology
The chronology can be problematic because is almost impossible to firmly correspond this monolith to a certain date since there are no physical proof that can corroborate any absolute certainty. Taking as guidelines the known examples in the Évora region it was inserted in the Chalcolithic period.

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- IGESPAR
- Portal do Arqueólogo

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Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by Bak_teria : That's me standing next to the monument so it could be possible to understand the real size of this monolith. It has about 5.6 metres in lenght. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by Bak_teria : The monolith still standing in 2015. (Vote or comment on this photo)

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by Magalhaes : Menhir of Outeiro (or Motrinos). Car provided for scale. (1 comment - Vote or comment on this photo)

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by motist : Menhir de Outeiro (Vote or comment on this photo)

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by Bak_teria : The magic vibe of "Penedo Comprido". (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Menhir de Outeiro submitted by motist : Menhir de Outeiro

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Menhir de Outeiro submitted by croppy : Menhir de Outeiro

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by Maatje : Menhir de Outeiro

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by KaiHofmann : Site in Évora Portugal: Menhir de Outeiro

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by KaiHofmann

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by KaiHofmann

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by KaiHofmann

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by motist : Menhir de Outeiro

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by motist

Menhir de Outeiro
Menhir de Outeiro submitted by Bak_teria : Descriptive plaque near by the monument.

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Re: Menhir de Outeiro by ModernExplorers on Sunday, 25 March 2018
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We toured Portugal at the end of 2017, take a look at our film to see more of this beautiful site -

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Brief description for Menhir de Outeiro by Bak_teria on Monday, 09 February 2015
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The Outeiro menhir is also locally known as Penedo Comprido (Long Rock). It's a granite monument with a size of about 5.6 meters high, 1 meter in average diameter and with the weighing of about 8 tons. It was re-erected in 1969.
Its morphology was considered by some authors as outrageously phallic. The diameter of the urethra carved in the glans reaches 30 cm (11 inches). Obviously we can say it represents the ancient cult of fertility. It's one of the best examples of its kind in the Iberian Peninsula. It was classified as Portuguese National Monument in 1971.

About the chronology
The chronology can be problematic because is almost impossible to firmly correspond this monolith to a certain date since there are no physical proof that can corroborate any absolute certainty. Taking as guidelines the known examples in the Évora region it was inserted in the Chalcolithic period.

Links
- IGESPAR
- Portal do Arqueólogo
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Re: Menhir de Outeiro by davidmorgan on Saturday, 15 February 2014
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