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Inventory: 10003
Menhir di Montebianco
Botrugno (LE)
Object Type: Menhir
Staus: Present
Latitude: 40.06997
Longitude: 18.32352
Description: The monolith, situated in a slightly raised farmed field, is squared with rounded corners. Its top part has irregular shape and it is made of white sandy tuff from the nearby quarry. At the top the North facing corner has a breakage and something is missing. On the NE side, at approximately 1.05m from the ground, it has a deep fracture that runs along the surface. At the base of the SW side there are signs of restoration work made with cement based mortar. The surface has several lichen formations.
Condition: Good
Dimension: Altezza: m 1.38; Faccia Nord m 0.20 x Faccia Est m 0.37
Direction: Asse lungo Nord Est- Sud Ovest
Historical Notes: Described by Cosimo De Giorgi in 1889, the monolith probably had originally different dimensions; it was knocked down and then re-positioned on site. For some time it worked as a lid for a nearby well. It doesn’t show any signs of Christianisation.
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