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Le champ mégalithique

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Archeological site
Location type: Archeological site
Location address: 6940, Wéris, rue des Dolmens
Number of texts: 1
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The megalithic field

The megalithic field at Wéris, which is 8 km long and 300 m wide, contains several menhirs SSW/NNE the alignment of which is determined by two dolmens, Wéris I and Wéris II (3200/2600 B.C.).

These structures are of similar size (approximately 10 m x 4.60 m), and have an ante-chamber and a burial chamber containing a parallelepipedic coffin covered with heavy stone slabs on three sides.

The stone used – pudding stone – was quarried nearby.

Although the site is undoubtedly designed for funerary purposes, the alignment of the menhirs suggests that it may also have been used for astronomy.

Monument classé par Arrêté royal (04-10-1974)

Repris sur la liste du P. E. de Wallonie

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