surinenglish

Totalán dolmen project on hold until Julen case is heard

The dolmen is 200 metres from where Julen was found.
The dolmen is 200 metres from where Julen was found. / E. Cabezas
  • Work on the 6,000-year-old burial site was due to start after the Christmas holidays

Mayor of Totalán, Miguel Ángel Escaño, has said that the council is hoping to get the go ahead for a project to revitalise the Cerro de la Corona dolmen; a 6,000-year-old megalithic burial site, just 200 metres from where two-year-old Julen fell into a borehole last month. Work was due to start after Christmas to make the site accessible to visitors.

The dolmen, which was excavated for the first time in the 1990s, was undamaged by the work undertaken by rescuers to reach Julen.

However, Escaño told SUR that he believes the project will have to wait until the legal proceedings related to the case have finished.

Human remains, believed to belong to children and a woman were found at the dolmen in the 1990s and are being kept at the University of Malaga.