Photographer's Note

This is another dolmen (or anta, like is popularly known in Portugal) not so far from the others I posted before and less than 600 meters from the this later post of mine.

Dolmens are the oldest `monuments we can find in Western Europe. As far as I know, most or all of them were built at least 5000 years ago and they were tombs, (actually not every archaeologist is fully convinced of that). Those in better shape still preserve the cover stone that make them look a bit like huge mushrooms or tables (the word derives from the antique Breton word that means 'stone table'). I have written some more info on dolmens in the note of my first post featuring one.

WS's: Maybe any of them is more effective showing the monument, but the #1 has the sky almost completely white and the #2 looks less interesting to me as a photo. I would love to know what you think.

You can browse all my posts of megalithic monuments in this theme and my posts of the Marvao district here.

Weblinks to info on dolmens: answers.com, Wikipedia.

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.4603,-7.3206

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