"Museo dei dolmen" (Dolmen Museum) is a virtual museum of Mediterranean and Western Europe prehistory and early history, set up and directed by Federico Bardanzellu.

Dolmen Museum



Prehistory and Early History of the Mediterranean and Western Europe


Museo dei Dolmen

In Neolithic Age it appears in Mediterranean and Western Europe a typical megalithic tomb consisting in a large stone, in some cases covered with earth or stones:

it's the dolmen (Breton from "tol" table and "men": stone),

a monument built above the ground, consisting, in its simplest form, by a plate made of flat over three or more cutting masses.

We have chosen this particular monument as the logo of this site who, like a museum, gathers articles, pictures and descriptions of the most recent and striking discoveries of prehistory and early history in Mediterranean and Western Europe.


In addition to the family burial of the ruling clan, the Sardinian-Corsican dolmen structures seem real religious shrines of the prehistoric era. This feature shows the orientation towards particular astronomical events (see below) and all  the buildings seem disposed along a path that crosses the Strait of Bonifacio, thus constituting a route for the pilgrimages, like the medieval Via Francigena or Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Inside the route, some places seem to be part of particular religious significance, such as Luras (four dolmens), Buddus˛ (eleven facilities), and  Corsican site Sartene Filitosa. The two paths (Sardinian and Corsican) would seem to relate to each other, not in the sea soon, but between Palau and Porto Vecchio, less affected by marine currents.


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Since april 9th 2011

Credits - Text by  Federico Bardanzellu  2011      facebook