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Wéris Dolmen

Alternative Name: Wéris I

The Weris dolmen features a rectangular chamber 6 Meters long by 1.70 Meters wide and 1,50 Metes tall with a short corridor in front of it. The chamber is edged by four pillars. The Dolmen was once covered by a tumulus.

Excavations found flints, stone arrows, pottery fragments and human remains.

 

Oppagne Dolmen

Alternative Name: Wéris II

The Oppagne Dolmen was first discovered in 1888 when it was still covered by a tumulus. The chamber measures 5.40 Meters in length by 1.80 width an is 0.60 Meters tall.

The entrance slab is carved into inverted "U" shaped hole. The Dolmen featured an entrance corridor. The Dolmen dates to 2,870 BCE and Human remains were found during excavations.

 

Danthine Menhir (3,6m)

 

Brunehault Menhir 

Belgium's largest surviving standing stone at 4.95m tall. Really worth a visit especially at night, as it is lit up. Historically the most important megalith of the region.

 

Site Name: Pierre qui Tourne (3,10 m)

A standing stone mentioned repeatedly in local archives since the early 16th century, albeit under different names.

The Atlas de Ferraris, elaborated between 1770 and 1778, figures it along the ancestral road linking Chimay and Couvin, two old towns about 14 km apart (Chimay is attested in writing at the beginning of the 11th century, and Couvin at the end of the 9th century). This road still exists, as an earth road.

When investigated and fully described for the first time in 1889, the stone was lying on the ground. The State acquired it in 1897. In 1908, it was re-erected.

The Pierre qui Tourne still stands as shown on the Atlas de Ferraris : on the limit of two provinces, Hainaut and Namur – to be precise : still in Hainaut, but just !