A NEW megalithic dolmen has been found within the municipality of Antequera.
The prehistoric burial chambers within the province of Malaga symbolize among the largest and most full megalithic buildings in Europe.
Now, a brand new, by no means earlier than recognized historic construction has been found.
The situation of this newly found monument has not been revealed, in order to ‘protect the integrity of the positioning’ in addition to keep away from ‘attainable vandalism’, metropolis council sources mentioned.
The invention was made public this Monday after consultants from the College of Sevilla, led by Professor Leonardo Garcia Sanjuan, situated a ‘very outdated’ construction while finishing up analysis into the Megalithic Complicated of Antequera.
It’s believed that this monument would have been a part of a sacred area for the Neolithic communities within the space earlier than the Menga Dolmen was constructed.
Additional research are anticipated to permit a greater understanding of the processes that led to the creation of Menga Dolmen, well-known for its vital geographical location.
On the summer season solstice, June 21, the morning solar shines over the height of the Peña de los Enamorados and straight alongside the Menga dolmen’s entrance hall.
This positioning would have held mystical significance for the prehistoric tribes who constructed the dolmen hundreds of years in the past.
The 5000-year-old website, added to the UNESCO World Heritage listing on July 15 2016, is described as an ‘excellent instance of megalithic structure’ and is among the many most recognised and quoted on this planet.
The Menga Dolmen, thought-about to be the most important megalithic chamber in Europe, measures almost 30m lengthy and as much as six metres broad and three.5 metres excessive.
The most important upright stone weighs 180 tonnes. Compared, the heaviest stone at Stonehenge weighs 40 tonnes.