The Fados Dolmen, at Pépieux
THE FAIRIES DOLMEN
|Megalithic tomb constructed more than 5000 years ago close-by the village of Pépieux in the Aude department.Dolmen :prehistoric megalithic sepulchre formed by a large unhewn stone resting on two or more unhewn uprights. [Breton, tol, table; men, stone.] Fados :probably Occitan for Fairies. [Fades in Catalan.]|
|This monument is the largest " corridor " type dolmen tomb in the Midi region of France, it consists of a Megalithic gallery twenty four metres long, divided into
A corridor of twelve metres, built of pillars and dry stone walling.
An antechamber, six metres long with a huge stone table for a roof, estimated to be between nine and ten tonnes in weight.
A final cell, separated by a thick stone slab.
Also known by the following names:
Le dolmen Lo Morrel dos Fados
Morrèl de las Fadas - (côteau des Fées)
Dolmen de las Fadas
It was built around 3,500 years BC by a people called the " Véraza "
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