Hippies think that dolmens, as well as being graves, are there to kill people on or point out the stars. I think it’s much simpler: nature is very bad at propping several stones upright and capping them with another, so a dolmen is a sign that there are humans around and they are smarter than the guys who build simple cairns. These modern miniatures in Huesca mark a trail in a similar fashion to the tombs found along the roads leading to and from Roman-era towns. They have nothing at all to do with that excellent film, Muñecos infernales.

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  1. I’m not exactly sure about the buddhist custom of marking a trail, but you see simple stone heaps a lot on Himalaya mountain trekkings. In Zanskar, I encountered a different shaped one. Maybe they buried a pilot there?

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