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In addition to the
(possibly Roman) structures near the megalith, later
attention given to the site of Monte da Igreja is also documented by two
surveying points erected close to the megalith. There are two such structures:
Both structures were probably not built here because of the megalith. Instead, like the megalith, they exploit the same topographical location of the small but widely visible hill between Évora and Torre de Coelheiros. Yet the megalith had not suddenly become invisible, so that it must have been noted by those who built and used these surveying points.
Maybe the megalith too was, at some point during its long existence, a structure to be seen from a distance? Maybe the megalith was, at another point during its long 'life', a marker of a particular piece of soil, fixing its precise location permanently onto the memory of the land?
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