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Dolmens Mané-Kerioned

9. 9. 2019 - Brittany, France, Place of Interest, RUINs EXploration
Dolmens Mané-Kerioned

Dolmens Mané-Kerioned or House of the Dwarfs

GPS: 47°36’54.757″N, 3°5’10.574″W

PHOTOGALLERY: Dolmens Mané-Kerioned

The three dolmens of Mané-Kerioned – also known as House of the Dwarfs – are located near Carnac, near road 768 between Auray and Plouharnel. It is a system of three corridors and probably burial chambers surrounded by small menhirs. The two dolmens are parallel, facing south through the entrance, and are perpendicular to the third dolmens between them. This arrangement of the three dolmen is unique in Brittany. In the past, these dolmens were covered with a pile of stones and soil. The building was dated to about 3,500 years BC.

Dolmen Mané-Kerioned

Arrangement of the dolmens of Mané-Kerioned

The largest dolmen (2) is below ground level and comes down stairs. This dolmen is definitely the most interesting. Its total length is about 10 meters. The corridor extends towards the end of the trapezoid chamber. Six of the 27 stones, which serve as supports for the huge boulders forming the ceiling, are covered with engraved patterns – entangled labyrinth rectangles, serpentine wavy lines and spirals.

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Dolmens Mané-Kerioned – Houses of the Dwarfs – a system of three dolmens north of Carnac in Brittany

Shapes engraved on stones in one of the dolmen of the system Mané-Kerioned – Houses of the Dwarfs – north of Carnac in Brittany

Dolmens Mané-Kerioned

Shapes engraved on stones in one of the dolmen of the system Mané-Kerioned – Houses of the Dwarfs – north of Carnac in Brittany

 


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