September 26, 2017

Dolmen Scusi

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One of the none-wine visits of the Puglia Wine Trail tour was to Dolmen Scusi. Its one of 23 Megalithic Dolmens in Apulia. The positioning is interesting as 12 of these lie in a straight line for 20km.

The Li Scusi Dolmen of Minervino di Lecce is one of the most unusual and representative dolmens in Salento. Consisting of a large, four-sided capstone supported by eight columns, each made up of stacked stones, it stands in a luxuriant olive grove off the provincial road from Minervino to Uggiano la Chiesa.

Each year aficionados and scholars of megalithic culture visit the dolmen, which owes its name to a word of the local Salento dialect, meaning “to hide”. Shortly before noon on June 21st, the summer solstice, a ray of sunlight passes through the hole in the upper portion of the capstone, creating a magical luminous circle. https://www.viaggiareinpuglia.it/at/13/areaarcheologica/4666/en/Li-Scusi-Dolmen-and-Monticelli-Menhir-Minervino-di-Lecce-(Lecce)

Dolmen Scusi

Dolmen Scusi

Dolmen Scusi

Dolmen Scusi

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