Vranisht Dolmen

The Vranisht Dolmen is an ancient megalithic structure located in Vranisht, Albania.

Vranisht Dolmen

The Vranisht Dolmen is an ancient megalithic structure located in Vranisht, Albania. It is a unique and impressive dolmen that stands approximately 4 meters tall and is made up of massive stone slabs that weigh several tons each.

The dolmen is believed to date back to the Bronze Age, approximately 3,500 to 4,000 years ago, and is thought to have served as a burial chamber or religious site for the people who built it.

The Vranisht Dolmen is unique in its design, with its large capstone weighing over 10 tons and its massive supporting stones. The dolmen is constructed using a technique called dry stone masonry, which involves fitting together stones without the use of mortar or cement. There are not many known dolmens in Albania, but the Vranisht dolmen is a true beauty.

The purpose of the Vranisht Dolmen remains a mystery, although it is believed to have had significant religious or spiritual significance for the people who built it. Some theories suggest that it may have served as a site for astronomical observations, as the stones are aligned with the movements of the sun and stars.

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