Neolithic Marvel: Almendres Megalithic Complex (Video)
The Cromlech of the Almendres in Evora, Portugal, stands as a remarkable testament to ancient civilizations and their profound connection with the cosmos. Dating back an astonishing 7,000 years, this megalithic complex predates even the renowned Stonehenge by 2,000 years, rendering it a captivating window into our distant past. This sacred site is steeped in mysticism and is believed to have served both religious and ceremonial functions. It is thought to have been a place of profound spiritual significance for the Neolithic people who constructed it.
The arrangement of the stones suggests an alignment with celestial bodies, leading experts to conclude that the Cromlech of the Almendres may have also functioned as an astronomical observatory, aiding in the tracking of celestial events. Walking amidst the towering standing stones that populate the landscape, one cannot help but feel a deep sense of awe and wonder at the ingenuity and vision of our ancestors. The Cromlech of the Almendres is not only a testament to ancient architectural prowess, but also a testament to the human fascination with the stars and the cosmos that has persisted throughout the ages.
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Top image: Cromeleque dos Almendres, Portugal. Source: dudlajzov / Adobe Stock.