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Bronze age dolmen near Munhŭng-ri (Kangdong-gun) - North Korea • Korea has the greatest number of dolmens in the world (30,000 of which North Korea has 3,000).

A dolmen, also known as a portal tomb, portal grave, or quoit, is a type of single-chamber megalithic tomb, usually consisting of three or more upright stones supporting a large flat horizontal capstone. Most date from the early Neolithic period (4000 to 3000 BC). Dolmens were usually covered with earth or smaller stones to form a barrow, though in many cases that covering has weathered away, leaving only the stone "skeleton" of the burial mound intact.

Standing Stones of Stenness Neolithic monument on the mainland of Orkney, Scotland. Just under a mile to the south of the Ring of Brodgar is another smaller neolithic stone monument. With links to Maeshowe (less than a mile to the east) and Skara Brae the sites are all contempory and date to about 3000BCE.

The Locmariaquer megaliths are well worth visiting as they include large and important remnants of the civilization that flourished near the Bay of Morbihan more than 4,500 years ago. This broken set of slabs is the remains of the largest known menhir ever erected in Europe. It is thought that it was toppled by an earthquake, but no one can tell. Nearby is an equally ancient dolmen with many carvings, including several of the double axe that is so characteristic of neolithic tombs in…