In Switzerland, the first dig up of ancient dolmen

In Switzerland, the first dig up of ancient dolmen

Geneva : Switzerland | Feb 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM PST
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During excavations in the canton of Bern, conducted in October 2011, they found a dolmen age over 5 thousand years the remains of 30 people, reports Past Horizons Archaeology.This is the first such facility, found north of the Alps. Attracted the attention of researchers large granite boulder, which had a length of 3 m, a width of 2 m and 1 m thick stone weighed about 7 tons As it turned out, the top of the boulder was a Neolithic dolmen.

Stone first noticed a local farmer, beveling the grass on the field belonging to him. Seeing the block, he decided to remove the boulders, which prevented him to cultivate the land. Stone resting on several vertically set plates. Because of the constant flooding dolmen plate alignment. According to researchers, a dolmen with time was buried under a layer of sediment is near the river. The construction can be seen up to the XIII century.


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