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Sorginetxe Dolmen

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Sorginetxe Dolmen

Sorginetxe is a funerary monument built around the year 2,500 BC near Salvatierra/Agurain. Here the old ancient inhabitants of the valley, shepherds most of them, used to bury the corpses of their people.

 

This place was discovered in 1831 and analysed by Mr. J. Apraiz in 1890, who collected arrow ends and human bones whose whereabouts are not known.

 

This is one of the best preserved megalithic monuments in Euskadi. It consists of five pieces of vertical limestone, some of which reach 2.3 metres.


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Type of resources:

Archaelogical remains

Monument type:

Funerary monument built

Address:

  - 01200  Agurain/Salvatierra

Phone:   +34 945 302 931 (Tourist Office)Phone:  

+34 945 302 931 (Tourist Office)

Period :

Prehistory, Paleolithic