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Dolmen, prehistoric tomb. Cava dei Servi, Sicily
Place: Cava dei Servi (Modica, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy) Semicircular dolmen made up of rectangular slabs in the ground on which there are three other slants, sloping enough to reduce the cover surface and mold a false dome. Underneath a large plate overturned on the ground (which was the ceiling of the monument, ruined to the ground due to the progressive sliding of the structure), human fragments (teeth and bones belonging to several individuals) and some ceramic bricks were found Castellucciano period (name identifying the age of ancient Sicilian bronze): human remains confirmed the burial nature of the artefact, while the discovery of the few ceramic rocks thus allowed the dolmen to be dated to the first phase of the bronze ( 2200-1600 BC). The site, in addition to being the site of an artificial cave necropolis dating to the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC, also houses a dolmenic cemetery with funerary architecture that resembles structures already present in a vast area of the Mediterranean.