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Inventory: 10009
Menhir Grassi
Carpignano Salentino (LE)
Object Type: Menhir
Staus: Present
Latitude: 40.20202
Longitude: 18.33269
Description: The menhir, made of local stone, is situated at the centre of a crossroad on the outskirts of town. It has a prismatic shape with rectangular base. The present aspect of the menhir is the result of repeated breakages occurred during time. Today it is deeply scarred by erosions, with rounded corners and worn sides. It is inserted into a purpose-built recess along a boundary wall. At the base of the monolith there is spontaneous vegetation.
Condition: Good
Dimension: Altezza: m 2.39; Faccia Nord m 0.23 x Faccia Est m 0.47
Direction: Asse lungo Nord Ovest - Sud Est
Historical Notes: The monolith was discovered in 1910 near the Masseria Grassi by Giuseppe Palumbo. In 1951 he found it lying on the ground outside the hole that contained it but intact, perhaps removed by the seekers of Acchiature – this is how ‘treasures to be found’ used to be called. In 1953 it was put back into place.
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