Dolmen “Li Scusi” Cultural Park

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I am a megalithic structure constructed thousands of years ago, one of the most representative prehistoric monuments of the territory of Salento. Immersed in the countryside, from where I get my name, I am characterized by a horizontal limestone slab of 3.80 x 2.50metres, raised about...

I am a megalithic structure constructed thousands of years ago, one of the most representative prehistoric monuments of the territory of Salento. Immersed in the countryside, from where I get my name, I am characterized by a horizontal limestone slab of 3.80 x 2.50metres, raised about a metre high from the ground by eight pillars. The large slab has a 20cm diameter opening, that crosses me from side to side.
This characteristic allows to assume the various kinds of uses I could have been destined for.
The most reliable are those which assume a cultural or funerary function. I was also attributed archeaoastronomy functions, because it is assumed that once, the suns rays could perpendicularly penetrate through the opening of the horizontal slab on the day of the summer solstice.
Aiming to preserve and enhance the megalithic evidence found in the local countryside and appreciate the charm of a land filled with deep spirituality, a proposal was brought forth for an itinerary between nature and culture known by the name of Dolmen “Li scusi” Park.

Latitudine 40°05'43.72”N
Longitudine 18°25'54.74”E

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