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Della Biscia

Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech

Fieldnotes

Monte Beigua. Dolmen, Hill, lake and river "Della Biscia"

On the northern slopes of Monte Beigua another sacred area, the other one is in Ceresa 1, Ceresa 2 and Strada Megalitica on the southern slopes.

This area is called "Della Biscia" (of the Water Snake) because there are a lake an hill and a river all named the same "Della Biscia". It has all to do with the cult of the waters (very plentiful here as on the southern side of the mountain) and with the cult of the "fairy-eel". Water Snake and Eel are the same thing. But on the hill some engravings are showing also a fertility cult.

The area is not so far from Pietra Scritta, sited on the north-west of Monte Beigua. All around there are many engraved stones and a dolmen that has lost his roof-stone, which can be found next to it.

My big thanks again to Mr Italo Pucci and Mr Fenoglio. Their information has led me to the site.
Ligurian Tommy Leggy Posted by Ligurian Tommy Leggy
1st July 2008ce
Edited 2nd July 2008ce

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