Spain: A megalithic area reappears due to drought

Spain: A megalithic area reappears due to drought

(ANSA) – MADRID, AUGUST 19 – The summer of drought that afflicts various areas of Spain also causes side effects: this is the case, for example, with the reappearance of the megalithic complex known as the Dolmen of Guadalperal, an area of ​​archaeological interest in the province of Cáceres (West ). In fact, various media outlets, including El País, report that the water level of the Valdecañas basin, next to which the dolmen is located, is now less than 30% of capacity. In this way, the entire megalithic complex remained completely uncovered, a phenomenon that has only occurred four more times since the discovery of this site almost a hundred years ago.

As explained by the Spanish government, which declared the dolmen an Asset of Cultural Interest in May, this archaeological area – renamed by some (technically inaccurately) ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ – was used as a collective tomb. The origin of this place could be about the 5th millennium BC. go back. (HAND).

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