The Almendres Menhir (Menhir de Almendres) is single standing stone near Evora in Portugal dating from 5000-4000 BC. Standing about 4 meters high, it has some faint markings near the top. It is aligned with the nearby Almendres Cromlech roughly towards the sunrise on the winter solstice. Local legend has it that the menhir is the tomb of an enchanted Moorish princess, who can be seen combing her hair once each year on the eve of São João.
Quick Facts on Almendres Menhir
|Names:||Almendres Menhir · Menir dos Almendres|
|Categories:||astronomical alignments; megalithic monuments|
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|Coordinates:||38.565390° N, 8.048269° W|
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- Os Almendres - Rough Guide to Portugal, 12th edition
- Lonely Planet Portugal (2007), 230.
- Almendres Cromlech - Wikipedia (accessed April 2009)
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