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Damiya Dolmen Field( World Monuments Fund )
Damiya, Jordan Valley, Jordan
In the Jordan Valley, massive burial chambers called dolmen, dating to the 4th millennium B.C., dot the landscape. These structures were erected with gigantic slabs of rock. Because of encroaching developments and nearby quarry fields, about 300 dolmen remain in the Damiya Dolmen Field. Dolmen are also found in Europe, Asia and other parts of the Middle East.