Dolmen de las Balanzas

The Dolmen de las Balanzas is a megalithic structure from the third millennium BCE in Spain.

Dolmen de las Balanzas

The Dolmen de las Balanzas is a megalithic structure from the third millennium BCE. It is situated at an altitude of 882 meters above sea level near the town of Almazorre in the Sierra de Guara, Huesca province, Spain.

Located at the headwaters of the Vero River amid a dense oak grove on the gentle eastern slope of Tozal de Mata, north of Almazorre, the dolmen consists of a chamber and a tumulus. The circular tumulus is constructed with limestone stones ranging from 5 to 40 cm and reaches a maximum height of 60 cm.

Due to the inclination of the slabs, the chamber has a slightly trapezoidal floor plan. Two out of the three lateral slabs remain standing. The covering slab, now fallen and displaced, measures 2.30 x 1.70 x 0.10 m.

Excavations carried out in 1986 and 1987 revealed human bone material and megalithic artifacts.

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