Thursday, October 19, 2006

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

Monday, October 16, 2006

Megalithic Poems

"Megalithic Poems is an anthology on the theme of the megalithic structures of Britain, Ireland and the European Continent: structures found at places like Avebury, Newgrange and Carnac. Thanks to all who have supplied poems and illustrations. Please feel free to add more or to comment on those of others."


http://megalithicpoems.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 14, 2006

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

Friday, October 13, 2006

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...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Megalithic art


António Couvinha strikes again...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

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.

Sunday, October 01, 2006