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Engravings found in 4,000-year-old dolmen

A dolmen containing engravings on the underside of the capstone has been found in a field of more than 400 ancient tombs in northern Israel. n the underside of Dolmen 3’s titanic slab were 14 etchings hewn into the volcanic rock, all variations on a unique motif: a vertical line with

Neolithic portal dolmen found in Wales

A 5,500-year-old ritual burial chamber has been found in an isolated field in Wales. It is thought the tomb was built from giant boulders about 5,500 years ago. Its capstone bears a seemingly random pattern of dozens of circular holes gouged into its surface – symbols of Neolithic or Bronze Age

Tomb collapse opens door to archaeologists

The collapse of the 5,000-year-old Tirnony Dolmen tomb in Ireland is granting archaeologists a rare opportunity to investigate what is inside before the tomb is repaired. Normally portal tombs, which are among the oldest built structures still standing in Northern Ireland, are off limits to excavators and must be preserved.