The prehistoric tomb Dolmen de Soto has ben restored 1

The impressive prehistoric tomb Dolmen de Soto, dated between 3000 and 2500 BC and measuring more than 60 meters in diameter and 3.5 meters high, now after nine years it’s been restored to its prehistoric glory.    Image © Getty/AFP/Cristina Quicler/Gogo Lobato)

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Located in the town of Trigueros province of Huelva (Spain), the Dolmen de Soto is one of the most important among the more than two hundred megalithic monuments. This dolmen is one of the most striking examples of the Neolithic in southern Spain.

It was discovered at the ” The Lobita ” in 1922 by Armando Soto , starting immediately the excavations, which lasted three years, ending with a study of Hugo Obermaier. In 1931 it was declared a National Monument. It is in good condition, although it was plundered, found in the excavations eight bodies, placed squatting with their corresponding regalia.

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Since 1987, public ownership , under the Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Culture of the Junta de Andalucía. In 2008 we completed the first phase of the enhancement of this monument, after some research that placed him, by his ring perimeter of over 80 meters, as one of the largest megalithic monuments in Europe Occidental. In this study it was set by carbon 14 dating, the date of its construction by the end of the third millennium.



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