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Dolmen of Guadalperal

It’s a rare opportunity to be able to contemplate three distinct layers of human history, spanning out over 7,000 years, at one site. But if you’re lucky and wind up near the Spanish town of Peraleda de la Mata during a severe drought, you can appreciate an impressive burial site created by ancient humans, the tragic repercussions of Franco’s civil engineering projects, and the climatic forces that are threatening to disrupt life as we know it.

Due to a historic drought in the summer of 2019, the Dolmen of Guadalperal fully emerged on the receding shoreline of the Valdecañas Reservoir for the first time in over five decades.


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