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Inventory: 10051
Menhir Madonna del Rosario
Giurdignano (LE)
Object Type: Menhir
Staus: Present
Latitude: 40.12327
Longitude: 18.43544
Description: The menhir is part of the urban fabric; it is situated at a crossroad, adjacent to the Church of Madonna del Rosario. It underwent shoddy restorations with mortar, visible at 1.11 m and 1.93 m from the base. It has supports of oxidised iron along the East side, from which big breakages start. Other fractures are on the top. The East side and the cross on the top are affected by lichen formations and black scabs. The monolith has a square shape up to 0.23 m from the base, octagonal up to 0.62 and grooves up to the top. Here a cross is engraved in the monolithic block.  
Condition: Worn
Dimension: Altezza m 2.49 (senza croce); Altezza m 2.88 (con croce); Faccia Nord m 0.33 x Faccia Est m 0.33.
Direction:
Historical Notes: Known as menhir San Vito, the monolith underwent numerous manipulations during its process of Christianisation.   
Legal Condition: Public authority (municipal).
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