The province of Huelva in Southern Spain can boast more than 600 prehistpric megalithic monuments. Near the town of Trigeros is the dolmen of Soto, a good example of the type most commonly found here. It was built between 3000 and 2500 BC.
The monument was discovered in 1923 on a farmstead called ‘La Lobita’, next to a plot which had already been the subject of an archaeological excavation. It became a national monument in 1931 after 3 years of excavation and partial restoration. In 2008 a further restoration project took place, including the installation of internal lighting. The mound measures 80 metres in total, making it one of the largest prehistoric monuments in Western Europe. Nearby is an Information Centre.
The dolmen is orienteered east-west and has an entrance at least 21 metrs long. That makes it the longest of all the many dolmens in the province of Huelva. The width of the entrance varies between 0.82 cm and 3.1 metres in the chamber and in total there are 70 support stones. The tomb was robbed of most of its contents sometime in the distant past. But still 8 bodies were found here with artefacts including pottery, an armband, fossils etc
Translation Alun Harvey