Jappeloup Passage-Grave   Leave a comment

View from the entrance

Standing back from the entrance : the large stones to the right are big enough to have been capstones.

The orthostat in front seems to have a carved L shape, possibly the remains of a ‘porthole’ entry to the inner tomb.

Looking out from the chevet – the earth/stone tumulus still reaches the height of the walls, on three sides of this inner tomb.

The dolmen’s setting is superb: looking south with Alaric dominating the valley of the river Aude, and Canigou beyond.

stone-borie-felines.jpg

The remains of a stone borie, or temporary shelter.

stone house below Felines

A more recent example of stone construction, using slim flat local lauzes.

Posted January 28, 2008 by Richard Williams

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