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Inventory: 10077
Menhir Minonna
Melpignano (LE)
Object Type: Menhir
Staus: Present
Latitude: 40.16152
Longitude: 18.29283
Description: The monolith is included in the residential area, on a pavement very close to houses. It is a parallelepiped with slightly rounded corners and lichen formations on the surface. The South-West facing corner has notches on the medium-upper part, as well as the South-East facing corner. On the top of the West facing side there are three aligned grooves and an engraved cross is visible at approximately 0.80 m from the base. The East facing side is worn by the elements.
Condition: VeryGood
Dimension: Altezza m 2.52; Faccia Nord m 0.49 x Faccia Est m 0.34
Direction: Asse lungo Nord-Sud
Historical Notes: It was surveyed by Cosimo De Giorgi as menhir no. 3; it is situated at the intersection between three local roads near the plot of land called Minonna. The Town of Melpignano in 1976 intended to move it away from the residential buildings, but the Superintendence of Taranto denied the permission to do so.
Legal Condition: Recognition of archaeological interest ex Art.4 L. 1089/39 in 1988 (enforcement order not present). Public authority (municipal).
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