Dolmen de Menga, Antequera

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The Dolmen of Menga (Spanish: Dolmen de Menga) is a megalithic burial mound called a tumulus, a long barrow form of dolmen, dating from the 3750-3650 BCE approx. It is near Antequera, Málaga, Spain.

It is one of the largest known ancient megalithic structures in Europe. It is 27.5 metres (90 ft) long, 6 metres (20 ft) wide and 3.5 metres (11 ft) high, and was built with thirty-two megaliths, the largest weighing about 180 tonnes (200 tons).

After completion of the chamber (which probably served as a grave for the ruling families) and the path leading into the center, the stone structure was covered with soil and built up into the hill that can be seen today. When the grave was opened and examined in the 19th century, archaeologists found the skeletons of several hundred people inside.

The dolmen sits 70 metres (230 ft) from the Dolmen de Viera and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from another subterranean structure known as Tholos de El Romeral.
In 2016, the dolmens of Menga, Viera, and El Romeral were all inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name "Antequera Dolmens Site".
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  • We walked from the information centre to the two dolmens. The route you are forced to take ensures that your visit to the two dolmens totals more than about 30 seconds. We spent approximately 10... 
    We walked from the information centre to the two dolmens. The route you are forced to take ensures that your visit to the two dolmens totals more than about 30 seconds. We spent approximately 10...  more »
  • While in Antequera and around we planned to visit the dolmen. Of course due to COVID pretty quiet and actually private visits. The dolmen have a great interesting history and are on the UNESCO world.....  more
    While in Antequera and around we planned to visit the dolmen. Of course due to COVID pretty quiet and actually private visits. The dolmen have a great interesting history and are on the UNESCO world.....  more »
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  • Amazing Neolithic temple and funaerium. Very knowledgeable director. Beautiful and peaceful. 5,000 years old. Stones mind kilometers away in the local mountains. Perhaps transported by cattle and rolling logs.
  • Fascinating place to visit. The museum is not yet open, but promises to be excellent. The dolmen themselves are awesome but without any information to add context. Look at the YouTube videos

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