The Caixa de Rotllan (meaning 'Roland's Tomb' in Catalan language) is a dolmen dating back to the Neolithic period, during the second half of 3rd millennium BC.

A legend holds that Roland lived in Vallespir and that, after his death at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass, his horse Veillantif carried Roland's corpse back to Vallespir and buried him under this dolmen. Dolmens are actually tombs, but they were erected many centuries before the legendary knight's adventures.

The Caixa de Rotllan is made of three upright stones making a H-shape, supporting a thick roofing stone and delimiting a rectangular, medium-sized chamber.

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Founded: 2500 BC
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in France
Historical period: Prehistoric Age (France)

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