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Neolithic and Bronze AgeSite Name: Dolmen de Peyrogall
Country: France Département: Midi:Ariège (09) Type: Burial Chamber or Dolmen
Nearest Town: Tarascon-sur-Ariège  Nearest Village: Mercus-Amplaing
Latitude: 42.884000N  Longitude: 1.617900E
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:
2Not Good
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

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Dolmen de Peyrogall
Dolmen de Peyrogall submitted by holger_rix : Site in Midi:Ariège (09) France The Dolmen, before it was removed.. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Remains of a dolmen near the village of Amplaing in Ariège. The dolmen was removed during the construction of the nearby highway in the 1990's, and now may have been replaced. It is however marked on the ign maps.

"ARIEGE: A monument that attracts the curiosity of visitors
When passing on the main road 8, there a few years ago one could not miss: located close to the Barri of the rock in the town of Amplaing, dolmen Peyrogall was easy to access. Certainly it was not an imposing monument, but it still attracted the curiosity of visitors, and it was the last surviving witness megalithic sector, that Garrabet having disappeared in 1913. Now the monument is not stayed behind, having to identify sites for the construction of the expressway Foix-Tarascon. In October 1991 a survey had shown that the dolmen would be a crushing area of ​​stones for the road. It was necessary to take conservation measures either leaving the dolmen on site with appropriate protection, either by moving it with every precaution to store it on a protected area of ​​road works and replace then in place, once the work completed.
This solution was chosen in June 1992 after a meeting attended by the Regional Archaeological Service, Equipment (DDE), the General Council and the town of Mercus-Amplaing: it was considered that maintaining on site did not guarantee optimum quality security. The dolmen was then moved into several pieces with a hoist and placed on the platform of a tractor with moultes precautions; it was stored on a common, protected by a tarp held by a sand ring.
It now remains to go up since the highway is completed. still expected, though it was one of the themes of the campaign for municipal Amplaing. "It's part of the work program provided for our group said Mayor José Lorenzo, of the five villages of the town we had planned this for Amplaing. This will be done but it must first surrender the DDE us as planned on land that had been given him for crushing and deliver the site condition. "Manuel Alcaine, assistant to the environment, confirms:" At the moment there are a lot of gravel on the site; it will therefore clear. Other big impediment should put the battery in the same place. "In short we should review one of these days this stony witness of the past and it will not be a shame because as Mr. Lorenzo:" The dolmen is always indicated on the IGN maps, but tourists seek and of course do not find the not. "

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Dolmen de Peyrogall
Dolmen de Peyrogall submitted by regina : Site in Midi:Ariège (09) France (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dolmen de Peyrogall
Dolmen de Peyrogall submitted by regina (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dolmen de Peyrogall
Dolmen de Peyrogall submitted by regina (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dolmen de Peyrogall
Dolmen de Peyrogall submitted by regina (Vote or comment on this photo)

Dolmen de Peyrogall
Dolmen de Peyrogall submitted by regina : Site in Midi:Ariège (09) France The dolmen is placed just outside the small village of Amplaing. GPS coordinates 42.884571 1.618358 (Vote or comment on this photo)

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Re: Dolmen de Peyrogall by regina on Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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