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Spain’s Climate Is So Dry Right Now That The “Spanish Stonehenge” Has Reappeared From A Drying Dam

As Spain suffers from its driest climate in 1,200 years, an unexpected side effect has been the re-emergence of the “Spanish Stonehenge” from a dam that is drying up.
Authorities say the water level in the Valdecanas reservoir in the province of Caceres has dropped by 28%, exposing the Dolmen of Guadalperal.
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The circle of megalithic stones, which is believed to date back to 5,000 BC, now sits fully exposed in one corner of the reservoir.
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The “Spanish Stonehenge” was discovered by a German archeologist in 1926 but under Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, the area was flooded in 1963 as part of a rural development project, according to Reuters.
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Since then, it has only been fully visible four times.
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“It’s a surprise, it’s a rare opportunity to be able to access it,” archaeologist Enrique Cedillo from Madrid’s Complutense University told Reuters.

A man who runs a small boat tour business says the dolmen’s emergence has been good for tourism.

However, farmers are still suffering as both Spain and Portugal swelter under more and more intense heatwaves.
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