5500 year old megalithic tombs found in Poland

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Megalithic tombs seem to appear worldwide. In the rural area of Góry in eastern Wielkopolska, Poland, ancient megalithic tombs have been discovered which are about 5500 Years old. “The earthen mounds of the Góry megaliths are up to 90 meters long and 1.5 meters high and are in a very good state,” reports a press release of the Foundation Development YES – Open Pit MinesNO (DY-OPMN), an organization dedicated to their preservation. The Foundation reports that there are 15 tombs, including 14 long-barrow tombs of the Neolithic Funnelbeaker culture, and one Lusatian culture tomb dated to the Early Bronze age at about 3 thousand years ago. They have remained to this day largely unexplored and unexcavated by archaeologists, save for initial survey. But once investigated, they could emerge as one of the most important sites of megalithic culture in Europe, joining discoveries such as Grønsalen on the Isle of Man in Denmark, Brú na Bóinne in Newgrange, Ireland, West Kennet Long Barrow in England, La Roche aux Fées and the Carnac Stones in France, and the megalithic temples of Malta. – Source: Popular Archaeology   RAMAR-Note: The megalithic culture seems to be a worldwide phenomenon and more and more new tombs and structures are found in many countries. But, aside the tombs, many of the ancient megalithic structures still puzzle the scientists and they have no idea what they were used for or how they were built in the first place.

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