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Inventory: 10102
Menhir n. 2
Spongano (LE)
Object Type: Menhir
Staus: Present
Latitude: 40.01627
Longitude: 18.36163
Description: The menhir has quadrangular shape. It has regular corners and sides and it is slightly tilted towards West. It is situated inside the Hotel-Restaurant Tenuta Copini, facing cypresses and bay leaf trees. According to Mr Rini, owner of the place, the menhirs worked as signals for the underground water streams running towards the sea.
Condition: Good
Dimension: Altezza m 2.32; Faccia Nord m 0.51 x Faccia Est m 0.18
Direction: Asse lungo Est-Ovest
Historical Notes: Originally situated in the plot called Terenzano, owned by Rini, the monolith is today preserved in the Tenuta Copini (same owner). At the base of the structure we can see an intervention of consolidation with cement, datable back to the 80s, carried out by Mr Rini. He dug a hole around the menhir and filled it with cement, in order to consolidate it.
Legal Condition: Private property.
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