Casa Cremada II Menhir
(4th and 3rd millennium BCE - middle and late Neolithic, and Chalcolithic)
The Casa Cremada II menhir is a standing stone of gneiss in the stele form and with a triangular section. It has a height of 2.35 metres however the original height is unknown as the base was broken when it was discovered. It is a prehistoric monument with a wide chronology (between the fourth and third millennium BCE) since menhirs can be found during the middle and late Neolithic periods as well as in the Chalcolithic.
It was discovered by geologist Carlos Roqué in 1998 and straightened the following year, within the framework of the Megalithic May, a popular festival which has been held in Roses every year since 1997. As it has not been excavated, the present orientation of the menhir is approximate and it is not known exactly where it was sited originally.
A few years ago, this archaeological artefact was the victim of vandalism and was deliberately broken at the base. Currently the menhir has a construction around it which keeps it upright but that prevents it being seen as it was before it was righted.