miércoles, 27 de abril de 2016

Dolmen of Menga - Antequera city in Spain


The Dolmen of Menga in Antequera city in Spain is one of the largest known ancient megalithic structures in Europe. It is 25 metres long, 5 metres wide and 4 metres high, and was built with thirty-two megaliths, the largest weighing about 180 tonnes. When the grave was opened in the 19th century, archaeologists found the skeletons of several hundred people inside.

The dolmen sits 70 metres from the Dolmen de Viera and about 4 kilometres from another subterranean structure known as Tholos de El Romeral

World Heritage

The properties nominated to be included on the World Heritage List are the Antequera Dolmen sites, an ensemble of megalithic monuments made up of the Menga and Viera dolmens and the tholos of El Romeral. They are outstanding examples of megalithic architecture. They are also connected to two first-class landmarks:  la Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers’ Leap) and the mountains of El Torcal in Antequera city in Spain.
The positioning dolmen of Menga is unique, towards the northeast; it is the only dolmen in continental Europe that is positioned towards a land object, towards the mountain of the Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers’ Leap).

Antequera city in Spain

This area is under the authority of Antequera, a very dynamic city due to its historic role, and at present, it is in a central position for communication inAndalusia.  However, due to this reason, some buildings and infrastructures have recently been built in the visual protection zone, however, they are not tall buildings and they do not hinder the vision of said natural features. This condition, of keeping the vision unhindered, should be maintained in the management of the nominated area.

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