Monte Bubbonia Dolmen, Sicily


Salvatore Piccolo
published on 06 November 2017
Monte Bubbonia Dolmen, Sicily

The Dolmen of Monte Bubbonia, on a majestic hill north of Gela town, Sicily. It is a dolmen made of colossal splinters of rock, with no significant modifications, rectangular in shape. The original architectural idea was a small chamber tomb, with the back wall placed against the natural slope of the ground to facilitate burial. The entrance follows the same astronomical orientation (northeast) of all the Sicilian dolmen.

About the Author

Salvatore Piccolo
Salvatore Piccolo is an archaeologist. His excavations include the dolmens of Sicily where in "Cava dei Servi", he found human remains and ceramic fragments that have unravelled the mystery of the function and chronology of Mediterranean dolmens.

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  • Salvatore Piccolo. Ancient Stones: The Prehistoric Dolmens of Sicily. (UK: Thornam/Norfolk, 2013)

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