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)
September 26, 2017