Menhir El Peñuco
Menhir El Peñuco is a megalithic monument located in the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castilla y León, Spain.
Menhir El Peñuco is a megalithic monument located in the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castilla y León, Spain. It is one of the largest and most impressive menhirs in the area, standing at a height of approximately 3 meters and weighing around 25 tons.
The menhir is thought to have been erected during the Bronze Age, between 2000 and 1500 BCE, and it is believed to have had a ritual or religious function. It is located in an open field, surrounded by agricultural land, and it is aligned with the cardinal points.
The surface of the menhir is covered in engravings and carvings, including geometric patterns, spirals, and symbols that have been interpreted as representations of the sun, the moon, and other celestial bodies. The significance of these markings is not fully understood, but they are thought to have had a symbolic or spiritual meaning for the people who created them.