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Tumulus of Kercado

2. 10. 2019 - Brittany, France, Place of Interest
Tumulus of Kercado

Tumulus-dolmen de Kercado is supposed to be a prehistoric tomb, which is reportedly the oldest in the area. It is located on a private property and the entrance fee is 1 Euro. It is a dolmen in its original state, still covered with stones and clay. The embankment of stones and dirt above it creates a small hill with a raised menhir on top. From the top of the hill, there are to view still remnants of other small menhirs that once formed a circle around the dolmen. Not far from the entrance is another more significant menhir. This arrangement was probably the rule. Menhir at the entrance had most of the dolmens we visited. Purely privately, we called them “guardian” and menhir at the top “antenna”. The buried dolmenu is entered by small winches. Inside the tumul, it is possible to turn on the light bulb at the ceiling and inspect the interior. A double-axed pattern is engraved on one of the ceiling stones. At the entrance to the premises, where entrance fees are paid to a small money box on the table, there is an exhibition area with information about the tumul. It deals with its dimensions (Pythagorean theorem), directions (winter and summer solstice), engravings and the like. Interestingly, pictures and drawings are quite eloquent. Visiting the Dolmen de Kercado is definitely worth it!

Tumulus de Kercado

Tumulus de Kercado – one of the oldest cairns in Brittany

Tumulus de Kercado

Tumulus de Kercado – one of the oldest cairns in Brittany

Tumulus de Kercado

Tumulus de Kercado – one of the oldest cairns in Brittany

 

 

 

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