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Maklavun Tholos
Latitude: 45º 6' 30.65"; Longitude: N 13º 45' 10.55" E: Altitude 207 Meters

Tholos Maklavun is a unique but threatened Bronze Age site near Poreč and Šorići, Istria. A local quarry is systematically consuming the hill around it, creating cracks in the cliff which could collapse at any time and which would destroy this unique archeological site for all time, as well as a dromos leading to it. A rescue operation or preferably a halt to the quarrying is urgently required.

The Maklavun tholos is 207 meters in altitude. The local archeologists believe that this tholos once had a complex corbeled roof, perhaps like that of Newgrange, now lost. Its remains resemble a cairn with a Dromos entranceway and large internal chamber containing a grave. It is sometimes referred to as the "Istrian Stonehenge".

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Maklavun, brdo i istoimeni tumul iz brončanog doba smješten blizu sela Šošići kraj Rovinja, Istarska (Istria). Prema načinu zgrčenog ukopa, pronađenoj keramici i brončanoj oštrici radi se o građevini staroj oko 4.000 godina.

Iznimnost ovog tumula je prisutnost ulaznog hodnika (dromosa) te pogrebna komora (tholos). Kako orijentacija ulaznog dromosa gleda na zimski solsticij, postoje snažne indikacije da se radi o prvom takvom poznatom solarnom opservatoriju na tlu Hrvatske. Astroarheološka istraživanja da se ispita ta hipoteza su u tijeku. ... i u utrci s kamenolomom Šošići koji polako troši brdo Maklavun.

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Sources:

  • Google Earth
  • http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=6335337 - photos by AlexHunger
  • http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maklavun
  • Panoramio, photos by Ivana Batrac - http://www.panoramio.com/user/631669/tags/Maklavun

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Created: Saturday, November 08, 2008; Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 February 2015
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