The prehistoric settlement of Talati de Dalt is located 4 km from Mahon on the Min NE-1 road to Ciutadella. It’s one of the best Talaiotic sites in Menorca. A large unusual leaning taula, talayota and other prehistoric remains make is one Menorca’s most popular.
Approaching the site, you there are two natural caves which were believed to be used as burial caves. Then there is the main talaiot dating back to 900-800 BC situated on the sites highest point, which was believed to be a kind of watch tower.
The taula and sanctuary dates to 550-123 BC and is unusual with a column resting against the main top of the taula. The taula was used for religious ceremonies and a fire would have been lit along with offering to the god at the base.
Talaiotic houses can also be seen with underground chambers where excavations have discovered roman jugs and Islamic pottery. The remains of the settlements defensive wall can also be seen.
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