Ses Roques Llises

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Ses Roques Llises
Dolmen of Ses Roques Llises

Dolmen of Ses Roques Llises

Ses Roques Llises (Balearic Islands)
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Location in Menorca

Coordinates 39 ° 53 '50.7 "  N , 4 ° 6' 45.3"  E Coordinates: 39 ° 53 '50.7 "  N , 4 ° 6' 45.3"  E
place Alaior , Menorca , Balearic Islands , Spain
Emergence 2000 BC Chr.

Ses Roques Llises ( German  "the smooth rocks" ) is a around 2000 BC. BC, between the Copper and Bronze Ages , megalithic complex was built near Torre d'en Galmés on the Spanish Balearic island of Menorca .


The rectangular chamber, 3.4 m long and 1.8 m wide, consists of six panels. The access to the chamber is carried out by an oval core hole , an opening (height 0.60 m, width 0.50 m) in the facade. The chamber was originally covered by an oval, hemispherical mound made of stones and earth, of which remains (length 7.2 m, width 4.3 m) have been preserved.

The four structures of Menorca with a soul hole, also known as dolmens , have a certain similarity to the Sardinian Tomba dei Giganti . In addition to Ses Roques Llises, the best preserved dolmen in Menorca, the dolmen of Montplè , Alcaidús d'en Fàbregues and Binidalinet are known , which is essentially passed down through its soul hole.

The findings of the excavation in 1974 by Lluís y Othros Plantalamor Massanet include ceramics from the Bronze Age, a knife, a whetstone and V-shaped buttons made of bone.

Ses Roques Llises is located in the immediate vicinity of Na Comerma de Sa Garita .

Monument protection

The Ses Roques Llises dolmen was declared a Historic Monument in 1966. The current registration number as a cultural asset ( Bien de Interés Cultural ) is RI-51-0003571.

Nomination for World Heritage List

Ses Roques Llises is one of the 32 archaeological sites that Spain officially proposed on January 14, 2016 as " Talayotic Culture of Menorca " for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List . The World Heritage Committee postponed the application at its 41st meeting in July 2017 and requested improvements.

Individual evidence

  1. Mark Van Strydonck: From Myotragus to Metellus . A journey into the prehistory and early history of Mallorca and Menorca. LIBRUM, Hochwald 2014, ISBN 978-3-9524038-8-4 , p. 53 (Dutch: Monumentaal en mysterieus - Reis door de prehistorie van Mallorca en Menorca . Leuwen 2002. Translated by Jürgen K. Schmitt).
  2. a b Ses Roques Llises megalithic tomb on the Menorca Talayótica website, accessed on June 29, 2015.
  3. ^ Antoni Nicolau Martí, Elena Sintes Olives, Ricard Pla Boada, Albert Àlvarez Marsal: Talayotic Minorca . The prehistory of the island. Triangle Books, Sant Lluís 2015, ISBN 978-84-8478-640-5 , pp. 218-221 (English).
  4. Talayotic Culture of Minorca , on the Spanish tentative list at UNESCO (English), accessed on October 28, 2017.
  5. World Heritage Committee (Ed.): List of nominations received by February 1, 2016 and for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 41st session (2017) . (English, [PDF; 427 kB ]).
  6. World Heritage Committee (Ed.): Decisions adopted during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, 2017) . (English, [PDF; 4.5 MB ]).

Web links

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