Los Menhires de La Coruña

Los Menhires de La Coruña, also known as the Menhirs of Coruña del Conde, are a group of prehistoric standing stones located in the province of Burgos, in the region of Castilla y León, Spain.

Menhirs for Peace

Los Menhires de La Coruña, also known as the Menhirs of Coruña del Conde, are a group of prehistoric standing stones located in the province of Burgos, in the region of Castilla y León, Spain. The stones date back to the Bronze Age, around 4000 to 3500 years ago.

There are a total of 12 menhirs arranged in two groups, with the first group consisting of six menhirs and the second group consisting of four menhirs, with two more menhirs standing separately. The tallest menhir stands at around 3.5 meters in height.

The stones are decorated with carvings and engravings, including representations of animals, geometric shapes, and symbols that have been interpreted as representations of the sun and the moon. The significance of these markings is not fully understood, but they are thought to have had a symbolic or religious meaning for the people who created them.

The menhirs were discovered in the early 20th century and have been the subject of archaeological research and conservation efforts in recent years.

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