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Inventory: 10011
Menhir Staurotomea o Croce Grande
Carpignano Salentino (LE)
Object Type: Menhir
Staus: Present
Latitude: 40.20402
Longitude: 18.34950
Description: What is left today of this menhir, situated at the centre of a crossroad on the outskirts of town in a circular stone space, is the top part, 1.60 m tall. It is made of local stone and it has a deep furrow that was certainly used to support a cross. Its corners are rounded and it slightly leans towards NW. The whole surface is covered by lichens.
Condition: Worn
Dimension: Altezza m 1.47; Faccia Nord Est m 0.55 x Faccia Nord Ovest m 0.27
Direction: Facce larghe Nord Ovest - Sud Est
Historical Notes: The monolith, described by Cosimo De Giorgi in 1880, was 4.10m tall and it had engraved crosses on the West facing side. It was repeatedly knocked down for the search of Acchiatura (treasure) and re-erected.
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