Dólmen da Capela Senhora do Monte ( Lady of the Mount Chapel Dolmen) – Penela da Beira, Portugal - Atlas Obscura

Dólmen da Capela Senhora do Monte ( Lady of the Mount Chapel Dolmen)

Penela da Beira, Portugal

An ancient tomb that still stands in Portugal. 

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This burial chamber was built into the back end of a now destroyed church.

Its design made the polygonal chamber difficult to enter, with a long, sloping entryway, and pillars placed in the middle of the hall. Remnants of bonfires, a ceramic container, and other relic offerings place the last date of use at over 300 years ago, with the tomb itself dating back to 33rd century B.C.

 

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