Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro

Anta Grande do Zambujeiro

Image of Great Dolmen of Zambujeiro
​Megalithic funerary monument, this structure built between the beginning of the 4th and the middle of the 3rd millennium BC belongs "roughly" to the cultural horizon generally accepted for this region of Alentejo, belonging to the so-called "Megalithic Eborian Universe", whose prototype is assumed by the Great Dolmen of the Commendation of the Church, in Montemor-o-Novo.
It is a monument composed by the typical burial chamber, of polygonal plan, constructed with 7 enormous stones, with 8 meters length from the surface of the ground, as well as by the respective corridor of access, of rectangular plant elongated, with 12 meters length, 2 meters high and 1.5 meters wide, composed of several small lintel studs. As to the coverage of these two interconnected bodies, it is verified that the funeral chamber consists of a single granite slab, while that of the corridor was made with small slabs attached to each other (...)
[AMartins]
Herdade do Sobralinho, Valverde, Portugal

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