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Inventory: 10042
Menhi 1 e 2 Vico Nuovo
Giurdignano (LE)
Object Type: Menhir
Staus: Present
Latitude: 40.12333
Longitude: 18.43002
Description: The menhirs, situated in a square in town, appear as two almost identical monolithic prisms. There are clear signs of the several demolitions they underwent. They are situated along the perimeter wall of the indoor market. There are moss, lichens and black spots on both. The menhir No.1, on an octagonal base, shows signs of breakage and restoration along the vertical axis, as well as a deep crack starting from the top and reaching 2/3 of the height. The menhir No.2 is made of three blocks vertically repositioned, with rounded corners due to breakages. The central block has a crack that cuts it in half. Restoration signs are visible on the West facing side.
Condition: Worn
Dimension: Menhir 1 Altezza: m 2.50; Faccia Nord m 0.24 x Faccia Est m 0.31. Menhir 2 Altezza: m 2.44; Faccia Nord m 0.29 x Faccia Est m 0.30
Direction: Asse lungo Nord-Sud
Historical Notes: We have very limited information on these two monoliths, removed from their original place and relocated in the square that gives them their name.
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