Europe: Dolmens, Seids / La poupuelaye de Faldouet

PHOTO: Richard Langlois 4912'11.42" 2 1'37.20"

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A 5m long passage leading in to a large circular chamber beyond which is a large capstoned end chamber. This capstone weighs approximately 24 tonnes and comes from a rhyolite outcrop 0.5km north of the site. Three small side chambers and two internal cists form the edges of the main chamber. The cists had capstones but it is unlikely that the passage and central area were ever roofed. The monument is surrounded by at least two drystone revetments and a ring of upright stones. When it was no longer in use the site was covered by a rubble mound leaving only the capstone exposed.