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18 - Artifacts from the Megalithic monument of Estria


18 – Artifacts from the Megalithic monument of Estria
alarmPublication date: 19 November, 2021


Homage to the dead of the past.

The Dolmen of Estria (Belas) was excavated by the end of XIX century by Carlos Ribeiro, one of the founders of Portuguese Geology and Archaeology. These beautiful Neolithic pieces are probably artefacts dedicated to someone buried between 3 500 to 3.000 B.C.

The hand-adze is made of limestone and the crosier of schist, decorated with a clumsy geometric pattern. This last object is too fragile for common use, so it should correspond to a distinction symbol of the dead.

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