Llit de la Generala Dolmen

(3500-3000 BCE - Middle/Late Neolithic)

The Llit de la Generala or Sureda d'En Falp Dolmen is a passage-tomb with a nearly-circular arranged chamber and narrow passage. It is made of gneiss and has an orientation toward the northeast although the passage, made from dry stone walling, turns 50° towards the west, probably to correct the original orientation of the chamber.

Before being excavated and restored in 2001, the megalith was encased in a wall of vines that protected part of the tumulus, the passage and the fallen slabs. During the excavation, a large part of the original structure was able to be recovered, which allowed the reconstruction of the dolmen in order to help understand it. Only the left side of the mound had to be completely rebuilt.

The excavation of the monument allowed the recovery of some of the funerary objects, especially in a hole located near the entrance of the passage, which was possibly the ritual cavity. Items of great interest were found in this cavity, such as three ceramic bowls and a dish, which have allowed us to give a more precise chronology of the construction of the megalith, around 3500 BCE, although its use would continue until the beginning of the third millennium.