Resumption of archaeological excavations on megalithic site in WérisFriday, 21 September 2018 15:01
With its 17 standing stones and two covered alleyways, the megalithic field in Wéris makes up the entire construction, the oldest of its kind in Belgium. Spread over a length of eight kilometres, these two parallel menhirs have been subject to several excavations since the end of the 19th century.
The fresh dig is to comprise “a global search, on a large scale, which will enable a better understanding of both the general layout of the monuments and their interaction within the countryside.”
The minister states that the project will also be the opportunity to reposition the two menhirs, discovered in 1984, within their trench, and to look for the foundation trench of the menhir ‘Dantinne’, moved in 1947 along the Erezée road. Lastly he says that it will also enable the production of an archaeological assessment of the site.
The Walloon Heritage Agency will undertake coordination of the project.
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