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The hidden faces of the Stones around Barrocal

The menhir of Barrocal stands now in the centre of a slightly balanced area, free from stones, but bordered by natural outcrops.

Nature gave a precious help on the distinctiveness of the site...

From El Pedroso to Barrocal

In the province of Zamora, Spain, there is a curious natural monument with several similarities with the "Sanctuary" or the "Mother" - the anthropomorphic granit outcrop where the menhir of Barrocal seems to have been taken from. Inside the Mother there is also a narrow cave, and a passage, where we found some prehistoric artifacts.


Have a look on

http://www.shes.rdg.ac.uk/SHESresearch/Archaeology/Prehistoric/El_Pedroso.htm

Barrocal overseas

Barrocal has been, last Summer, on the other side of the Atlantic; José António made a contact, of first degree, with precolombian megaliths (El infernito, on a previous post) and gave us a collection of astonishing images of magic landscapes.
Have a glimpse on http://homepage.mac.com/zuva/PhotoAlbum4.html

e http://homepage.mac.com/zuva/PhotoAlbum3.html

The hidden faces of the stones

Murteiras neolithic settlement.
Uprights, shelters, whatever...

A dreamland landscape.

The hidden faces of the stones

Neolithic settlement of Murteiras (Torre de Coelheiros, Évora, Portugal).
An exceptionally well preserved "megalithic" landscape, with evidences of occupation from the Early Neolithic to the Chalcolithic times.
Natural monuments as ancestors of the megaliths.

The people of Barrocal

Barrocal VIP

Barrocal by night

Twilight- The last effort and the party of the stone warriors. Nice and peaceful...

Megalithic art

António Couvinha strikes again...

uispp in Alentejo

Images sent by Dr. Mathias Wilbertz, from the visit to Anta Grande do Zambujeiro, probably the tallest dolmen in the world ( megalithic cathedral)

uispp in Alentejo

Images sent by Dr. Mathias Wilbertz from the trip to Alentejo organized by the Uispp Congress. Visiting Almendres, the biggest megalithic monument of Iberia.

Uispp in Alentejo

During the Uispp world Congress, in Lisbon, a trip has been organized to the megaliths of Alentejo. From D. Mathias Wilbertz we received some images recording the visit to Vale Maria do Meio megalithic enclosure, close to Évora.

Barrocal feast