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Drought Uncovers ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ Hidden Underwater For Decades

In 1963, the Spanish government under Francisco Franco built the Valdecañas Reservoir, which brought water and electricity to underdeveloped parts of western Spain. However, the creation of the reservoir flooded some inhabited areas as well as large stone (megalithic) monuments. After 50 years of being submerged, one of these ancient monuments—the Dolmen of Guadalperal—has resurfaced due to dry, hot conditions in 2019.

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LesHamilton Posted by LesHamilton
19th September 2019ce

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Great looking monument. Maybe, for once, the usual lazy Stonehenge analogy works. Even though I don’t like the idea, it’s probably best to move it, but that ruins the context. As an aside, I skimmed stones in that lake 30 years ago and never suspected. The people I was with worked on the dam and appreciated the work, Franco’s Spain in the 60s not having too many opportunities. There’s an amazing Roman bridge downstream but we’re not allowed to talk about that. Anyway, thanks for the past. ryaner Posted by ryaner
23rd September 2019ce
Thanks for the post, not past. Lol ryaner Posted by ryaner
23rd September 2019ce
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