Dolmen di Chianca

The Dolmen di Chianca (also called delle Chianca) near Bisceglie in Apulia, is one of the better-preserved megalithic structures on the Italian mainland.
Dolmen di Chianca

Discovered in 1909 and examined in 1910, the Dolmen di Chianca (also called delle Chianca) near Bisceglie in Apulia, is one of the better-preserved megalithic structures on the Italian mainland. The Apulian megalithic stone graves are corridor-like dolmens in elliptical cairns and date from the Italian Late Bronze Age, between 2300 and 1750 BCE.

The approximately 10 m long west-east oriented dolmen belongs to the Bari-Taranto group and consists of a square chamber with a height of 1.8 m, which is supported by three vertical limestone slabs and a large overhanging capstone of 3.8 × 2, 4 m is formed. The chamber continues seamlessly in a 7.5 m long corridor, which is bordered on all sides by seven stone slabs. The stones have obviously broken off. There is an access gap on the side. Otherwise, there are signs of soul hole access in this dolmen group. There were no remains of the stone mound. In the chamber were burnt animal bones, perhaps the remains of victims, as well as broken pottery and human skeletons.

In the Bisceglie area you can also find the dolmens of Albarosa, Frisari and dei Paladins.

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Dolmen di Chianca
dolmen della Chianca, Via Sant'Andrea, 479, 76011 Bisceglie BT, Italy
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