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Tour of the Navety des Tudons

Or Menorca's most famous prehistoric object

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Tour of the Navety des Tudons
Inserted: 26.08.2022
Author: Terka Petingerová © gigaplaces.com
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Navets are small stone buildings with a tiny entrance. Their shape resembles an overturned ship. The first stone buildings were oval or round and were used for living. It was not until the time of the Talayotic culture that they began to stretch and were used for burials.

How to get to Naveta

Naveta d'Es Tudons is in the western part of the island, less than 5 km from Ciutadella, 200 meters south of the only main road. After paying the entrance fee, you can go up to see it and even take a look inside. The interior is inaccessible.

How to get to Naveta
Author: Terka Petingerová © gigaplaces.com

History

This tomb is the largest and best preserved tomb on the island of Menorca. It is one of the few archeologically researched navets on the island. It was used as an ossuary between 1200 and 750 BC In the lower part there were bones, in the upper floor the dead were dried. Bronze bracelets or bone and ceramic buttons were also found in the tomb, which are exhibited in the Museu de Menorca in Mahon.

History
Author: Terka Petingerová © gigaplaces.com

Present

The tomb was archaeologically investigated and restored in the years 1959 – 1960. The low dry stone wall was restored at a later time.

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