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Dolmen destroyed in Galicia in search of non-existent "treasury"

16 Sep
Archaeologists revise the destroyed site
An excavator machine destroys a 6000 years old mámoa (dolmen tumulus, usually with a dolmen inside) in the parish of Pinzás (Tomiño, Galicia). It is speculated that the vandals were searching for mythical treasury. In the past many dolmens were broken in and vandalized for similar reasons but this is the first case ever known, I think, to have been done with modern machinery for such a reason.
If anyone wonders, there’s no treasury in them. At least no treasury other than archaeological knowledge and the pride of a deeply rooted history.
Source[es]: Faro de Vigo (via Pileta).
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5 Comments

Posted by on September 16, 2012 in archaeology, European prehistory, Iberia, Megalithism, vandalism

 

5 responses to “Dolmen destroyed in Galicia in search of non-existent "treasury"

  1. salaman.es

    September 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    mámoa = túmulodolmen = anta

     
  2. Maju

    September 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Pensaba que mámoa es gallego y anta portugués. No hay túmulus no-dolménicos por acá, o sea que suelen ser lo mismo, no?

     
  3. Maju

    September 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Corrijo:Gl.Wikipedia: Normalmente no seu interior agachan unha estrutura pétrea coñecida como dolmen ou anta, formando o conxunto un túmulo funerario característica da cultura megalítica.Pero sí que parece que es como tu dices en término de nomenclatura pura.

     
  4. Valdecy Alves

    September 23, 2012 at 7:35 am

    TIVE O PRAZER DEPOIS DE ALGUNS ANOS DE PESQUISA E ESTUDO DE FAZER UM VERDADEIRO ACHADO ARQUEOLÓGICO QUE COM CERTEZA TEM GRANDE IMPORTÂNCIA HISTÓRICA PARA TODO BRASIL – JÁ ENVIE FOTOS E IMAGENS PARA MÍDIA E ESTUDIOSOS – PARTILHO COM VCS ESSE ACHADO QUE É UM VERDADEIRO TESOURO HISTÓRICO DE IMPORTÂNCIA UNIVERSAL: http://valdecyalves.blogspot.com.br/2012/09/anuncio-ao-brasil-e-ao-mundo-um-local.html

     
  5. Maju

    September 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Natural formation, sorry. Very clearly so.

     

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