Prehistoric Menorca

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Naveta Des Tudons

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As well as having beautiful beaches and amazing towns and cities, the island is covered with very, very old buildings, villages, monuments and houses.

We visited several of these, including the Naveta Des Tudons, which is the oldest building in Europe, it is 3,000 years old! It was used as a burial chamber. The first time mummy and the others visited, in 2005 they went inside it! Now the entrance has a grill so you can’t go in. It is just off the main road, not far from Cuitadella.

On our last day, we visited one of the ancient villages. Mummy, Leah and Luke climbed a talyot, very old buildings which people think were used as watchtowers. There is usually a Taula in a village too, a huge T shape monument, which no-one really knows what they were used for. One legend is that they were tables for giants! Wow!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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  1. Nice to see a bit of history when you go away isn’t it. Looks interesting #CountryKids

  2. I am so in love with structures like this one! Ruins are full of stories that inspires me! Thank you for sharing #countrykids

  3. I am a complete and utter history geek so yes I admit I was having a full-blown geekathon looking at the oldest building in Europe! So cool
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  4. Aw I love Manorca it has so much history and so many beautiful features

  5. ooh, this sounds really great. Menorca is one place i’ve never been and i love historic sites too so this caught my interest. Angela x

  6. Oh wow, it looks absolutely beautiful! What an amazing experience to look back on x

  7. Wow, I had no idea there was so much prehistoric interest in Menorca! I love this kind of thing, thanks for a great post!

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