Dolmen van Pavia. Duca696 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], von Wikimedia Commons.
Dolmen vof Pavia. Duca696 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], von Wikimedia Commons.

In the historic centre of the village of Pavia in Portugal stands the dolmen of Pavia. It was built in the New Stone Age between 4000 and 3000 BC. In the seventeenth century it was converted into a church. The chamber of the dolmen has an oval shape with maximum measurements of around 4 metres long and 3.3 metres high. From 1914 until 1915 archaeologists excavated the dolmen and made several finds: an idol, earthenware pots, stone axes and slates.

Anta de Pavia (2)
Dolmen of Pavia. Duca696 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], von Wikimedia Commons.
Anta de Pavia (5)
Anta de Pavia. Duca696 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons.


Anta de Pavia
R Dom Diniz 2, 7490-427 Pavia, Portugal



Text                 Nadine Lemmers

Translation     Alun Harvey

Vorig artikelSanta Maria Madalena (Portugal), a church and a dolmen in one…
Volgend artikelThe church and dolmen at São Brissos, Portugal


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