Audio tour

Audio tourMegalithic Tour

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Dolmens, mehnirs and cromlechs, erected between the forth and third millennium before Christ are testimonies of a vast movement of a social and magical-religious nature known as Megalithism.
    The Megalithism includes the communal burial chambers, also called dolmens and the non-funerary monuments – the standing stones or menhirs.
    While the dolmens comprise a chamber, a tumulus and a corridor, always facing east, the menhirs are blocks of stone, with round or oval section, of large dimensions and set vertically in the soil, isolated or grouped and forming enclosures.
    In Portugal it is possible to observe a considerable concentration in the Alentejo region, and especially between Montemor-o-Novo and Reguengos de Monsaraz. In Montemor-o-Novo council area are identified around three hundred megalithic monuments, most of them dolmens. The most significant monuments were excavated in the early first half of the twentieth century and some of the grave goods are in the National Museum of Archaeology, in Lisbon, and in the Montemor-o-Novo’s Archaeologic Museum.

    The megalithic tour invites you to discover 12 of these magic monuments.

  3. 1 Small Dolmen of Comenda da Igreja
  4. 2 Dolmens of Paço
  5. 3 Dolmen of Estanque
  6. 4 Dolmen of Comenda Grande
  7. 5 Dolmen of Torais
  8. 6 Dolmen- chapel of Nossa Senhora do Livramento
  9. 7 Menhir of Courela do Guita
  10. 8 Dolmen of Moita do Gato
  11. 9 Dolmen of Casa dos Cantoneiros
  12. 10 Cromelech of Tojal
  13. 11 Menhir of Tojal
  14. 12 Dolmen 1 of Tojal
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Dolmens, mehnirs and cromlechs, erected between the forth and third millennium before Christ are testimonies of a vast movement of a social and magical-religious nature known as Megalithism.
    The Megalithism includes the communal burial chambers, also called dolmens and the non-funerary monuments – the standing stones or menhirs.
    While the dolmens comprise a chamber, a tumulus and a corridor, always facing east, the menhirs are blocks of stone, with round or oval section, of large dimensions and set vertically in the soil, isolated or grouped and forming enclosures.
    In Portugal it is possible to observe a considerable concentration in the Alentejo region, and especially between Montemor-o-Novo and Reguengos de Monsaraz. In Montemor-o-Novo council area are identified around three hundred megalithic monuments, most of them dolmens. The most significant monuments were excavated in the early first half of the twentieth century and some of the grave goods are in the National Museum of Archaeology, in Lisbon, and in the Montemor-o-Novo’s Archaeologic Museum.

    The megalithic tour invites you to discover 12 of these magic monuments.

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