Sa Coveccada Dolmen

Mores, Italy

To the south of Mores, the mighty Dolmen Sa Coveccada is said to be the largest dolmen (a megalithic chambered tomb) in the Mediterranean. Dating to the end of the 3rd millennium BC, the rectangular construction consists of three massive stone slabs, roofed by a fourth, weighing around 18 tonnes. As it stands, it reaches a height of 2.7m, is 5m long and 2.5m wide.



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Mores, Italy
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Founded: 2000 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy


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reniolek sardo (10 months ago)
When I saw the photos I almost had a heart attack! I was there 15 years ago and that experience of magnificence, magic, mystery was overwhelming. How can a treasure of inestimable value be defaced like this? But are there really no methods more congruent with the place, more delicate? These innocent pipes call the dolmen's wrath of god! The 5 stars for the dolmen, zero for the management!
Giuseppe Pala (11 months ago)
The dolmen is well maintained and very large, it is a pity that to reach it it takes too much road in the most inaccessible dirt road, moreover it would need to be cleaned from the weeds around. Thanks.
Valter Usai (13 months ago)
Trachyte plateau. Not far from the site where the slabs that make up the dolmen are extracted. A menhir. A sacrificial altar? Three horses came to greet us. I would have been happy if, as we traveled in the past, I had had a saddlebag with carob beans to give to those splendid beasts. P. S. Shortly before we visited the Roman bridge "pont'ezzu". Greetings from Sardinia.
EDOARDO PORCEDDA (15 months ago)
I visited it this morning. The edging around it is indecent! It is also indecent that such a monument is not valued as it deserves!
Carl De Cleen (2 years ago)
Lonely dolmen in a majuscuous landscape. You can almost feel how it was to live in the time of the Ozieri.
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