Wéris Megalithic Field

Wéris, Belgium

Wéris village well known for its megaliths, including dolmens and menhirs. There is a 'Museum of Megaliths' in the centre of the village. Listed as an exceptional heritage site of Wallonia, The North Dolmen of Wéris is part of a megalithic field stretching about 8 km long and 300 m wide. In the current state of research, this megalithic field consists of two covered walkway dolmens with associated menhirs, and six sites signaled by lone menhirs.

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Founded: 3000 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Belgium

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Dario Knez (3 years ago)
Must visit if you are passing by Durbuy or Radhadesh. 15 min away only.
Adhish Majumdar (3 years ago)
Lovely bit of prehistory nestled at the frontier between the Famenne and the Ardennes.
Sumeet Kumar (3 years ago)
Megaliths in a field. Good for a short stop.
Dirk Jochmans (3 years ago)
Always fun to come here and trying to imagine what people were thinking back then.
Frédéric Grün (4 years ago)
It's not Stonehenge but it's pretty impressive, especially if you learn about the history of those stones.
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