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Menga

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 6 August 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This is the oldest of three megalithic dolmens built at Antequera between 5,000 and 2,500 BC. It is a massive architectural work of art with a chamber 27.5 metres long and a height of 2.7 to 3.5 metres, constructed of huge slabs and pillars of stone, quarried from solid rock using boiling water and tools made from antlers. A staggering achievement. The entrance corridor is aligned with the Giant's Head.