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New excavations at Gavrinis

  • Charles-Tanguy Le Roux
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The megalithic chambered mound of Gavrinis, in the Morbihan department of southern Brittany, with its world-famed engravings, was re-excavated from 1979 to 1984 by the author of this article who is Directeur des Antiquités de Bretagne. The results, here summarized, included the discovery that the capstone, hidden for four thousand years, bore engravings which show that it was originally part of a large menhir, another part being now the capstone of La Table des Marchands, four kilometres away.

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Antiquity
  • ISSN: 0003-598X
  • EISSN: 1745-1744
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