The fierce briars drape their thorny arms around this final resting place in a protective embrace.
For 5000 years these shaped stones have stood sentinel to the memory of this ancient ancestor.
From the dark maw of the chamber, one senses the wisdom of ages emanating forth into this present landscape.
Perhaps it’s not too much to imagine it guiding the hands of the present day inhabitants, who are in all probability, the direct descendants of the buried soul now encompassed in rock.
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Photo: Tomb at Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.