The Rafal Rubí navetas are two tombs of the same type as the Naveta des Tudons, but these are smaller and are unusual in that they are very close to one another. They are group burials with a perforated stone slab at the entrance to the inner chamber, which is split into two levels.

Of the two navetas, the east one is in better condition, as the front was restored in the late 1960s, when an archaeological dig was also carried out during which burial goods were found, including pottery items, rhomboid-shaped bronze pendants and part of a torc. The west naveta was excavated in 1977 and the human remains found in the upper chamber were dated to 904 B.C.The items found are on display in the Museum of Menorca.

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Founded: 1000 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Joseph Movile (9 months ago)
Very beautiful megalithic monument
Jamie Hay (3 years ago)
Excellent wander round, if you like megaliths.
Josep Martí Lladó (4 years ago)
Aneu a descubrirla, us fascinarà.
Josep Martí Lladó (4 years ago)
Aneu a descubrirla, us fascinarà.
Gergo Bognar (4 years ago)
If it's on your way it's worth to stop and check it out. Other way I would not visit it.
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