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Allée couverte de Crec'h Quillé

Historical sites and monuments, Archeology, Megalith in Saint-Quay-Perros
  • This monument is an ancient communal burial chamber dating back to around 2200 BC. Rediscovered in 1961 by a school teacher, a number of archaeological digs (followed by a restoration) were carried out between 1963 - 1966. This led to the discovery of polished stone and flint tools as well as vases, bowls and decorative elements (pendants made from shale). It is East-West orientated and has a side entrance opposite which, engraved in stone in the form of a bosom and pendant, is a...
    This monument is an ancient communal burial chamber dating back to around 2200 BC. Rediscovered in 1961 by a school teacher, a number of archaeological digs (followed by a restoration) were carried out between 1963 - 1966. This led to the discovery of polished stone and flint tools as well as vases, bowls and decorative elements (pendants made from shale). It is East-West orientated and has a side entrance opposite which, engraved in stone in the form of a bosom and pendant, is a representation of a Mother Goddess. The burial chamber is 15m long. The tumulus that covered the burial chamber has been partly conserved. The pillars and panels of dried flint that once served as supports can also be seen still.
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