Megaliths in the Czech Republic. What are megalithic constructions. Types: menhirs – free-standing stones d olmens - stone tables or corridors cromlechs – arched stone structures alignments – stone rows, alleys and stone circles.
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These monuments are supposedly remainders of ancient migration of nations. The oldest monuments in Europe are dated in the 6th millennium BC. The nations migrated from unknown regions, probably from east to west, mostly over the sea. There were not found any weapons with the megaliths; this leads to an assumption that the people were not warlike and were persecuted. However, these people had rich knowledge in astronomy, mathematics and geometry, and mastered technology of quarrying, transport and erection of big stone blocks.Megalithic civilisation
- presence of megalithic construction monuments is the basic feature of this civilisation.
(see: Špůrek, M.: 1990)