Menhir of Ozo
The Menhir of Ozo is a menhir near Ozo in the municipality of Durbuy in the Belgian province of Luxembourg.
The Menhir of Ozo is a menhir near Ozo in the municipality of Durbuy in the Belgian province of Luxembourg. The menhir is located about a kilometre northeast of the hamlet, about a kilometre southwest of Izier and six kilometres northeast of Wéris. The menhir stands on the north side of the valley in which Wéris is located and is the northernmost megalith in the area. It marks the northern boundary of the megalithic area. In the area, in and around the valley in which Wéris is located, there are two dolmens (dolmen of Oppagne and dolmen of Wéris) and a number of other menhirs. The different megaliths in the area supposedly form different alignments with each other that are parallel to each other.
The menhir 0f Ozo is in the middle of the field on the east side of the road from Ozo to Izier. The stone weighs 6.5 tons and has a height of 3.4 meters. In 1942, the farmer, on whose land this stone was, tried to blow up this annoying piece of stone with dynamite. Luckily, this only damaged the tip of the menhir. In 1999 the stone was recognized as a menhir and in May and June of that year, this stone was excavated and put back upright in its original planting pit. The tip has also been repaired with epoxy resin.
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