Have you got something to tell us? A suggestion of a lesser known megalithic wonder which you'd like us to visit? A question to ask a professional archaeologist or an expert on prehistoric monuments? Is there a photo of a remote Corsican prehistoric site you'd like to see? From here you can "post" us. We will put your notice up on this board and try to find you an answer.
14th September, 2000
Thanks again Pete, we are glad you liked our panoramic movies! The site with the highest concentration of carved heads is certainly Filitosa; mind, however, that many statue-menhirs found nearby have been relocated on this site. So, the site that has the most carved heads - still on their original positions - is probably Stantari. Have a look at its panoramic view too!
Zeli, Orfeo, Egidio, Paola,Licia,
Grazie per i saluti, complimentoni a Paola per l'ottimo risultato e non vi preoccupate: siamo già sulla via del ritorno e presto potremo rivederci per raccontarvi le bellezze della Corsica (e tutto quello che - per mancanza di tempo - non abbiamo potuto scrivere in questo diario di viaggio online).
12th September, 2000
Hmmm... This is a very good question: as far as we know, the French archaeologist Roger Grosjean tried to make a classification of the statue-menhirs according to their different styles, corresponding to several phases and different time periods. Right now we cannot give you an in-depth answer, but please write us again when our tour will be finished.
Christian de Poorter
Grazie mille Christian per le preziose informazioni, come forse hai visto dal nostro diario, non è sempre facilissimo trovare un collegamento Internet, ma le cabine di France Télécom funzionano a meraviglia!
9th September, 2000
We are trying to make as many QTVR movies as we can. The problem is that we are often exhausted after a demanding walk to reach some remote Corsican prehistoric site, so it is easy to make (stupid) errors! Anyway, we are glad you liked the QTVR movie of Casa di l'Urcu. Nearby there was also the Casa di l'Orca (ogresse?) but we couldn't find it...
7th September, 2000
Ciao Toti. Se vedessi con i tuoi occhi come è la Corsica, pensiamo che anche tu ci faresti un pensierino e tradiresti il Salento... Un goloso progetto di archeo-astronomia? Stai attento a farci venire l'acquolina in bocca, perché siamo sempre pronti a "sollevare la bocca dal fiero pasto" corso (a base di statue menhir e dolmen) e a ripiombare giù dalle tue parti...
Thanks Pete. We're having some problems with the Olympus wideangle attachment (strange black dots appear on the images: we have cleaned it three times but the problem persists). We cannot tell if the faces on the stones face in any particular direction, because they had all been discovered lying on the ground and then re-erected.
6th April, 2000
Kay J. Hall
Thanks Kay, we are looking forward to make another good website... Even if it's not always simple struggling with HTML code at 3:00 AM! Anyway, now the site counts 54 pages.
4th September, 2000
Thank you Paul for your message. We already know that the most-accepted theory of dolmen building involved an earthen mound to support and let slide the capstone above the uprights. What we didn't know was the time needed to complete the operation: 2 hours seems a kind of speed record!
Grazie Giorgio: dopo quasi un'intera estate passata al lago non ce la facevamo proprio piu' e siamo dovuti scappare... Come vedi, la Corsica ci ha accolto a braccia aperte e noi ci siamo lasciati conquistare volentieri. Per quanto riguarda il cibo, non c'e' problema: la media e' altissima (piu' in qualita' che in quantita', per la gioia del nostro colesterolo!) Continua a leggerci su queste pagine e saluta per noi tutti i trevignanesi simpatici
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