The legislature of Menorca decided to host this meeting to some extent in order to hotshot their own particular social legacy, starting with the gathering venue, the amazingly restored Theater Principal in old town Mahon, Menorca’s capital. The most seasoned musical show house in Spain, this red extravagant, 1829 creation has 5 stories of box-seats—more suited to a generation of La Dolores than a semi scholastic gathering.
In any case what truly shocked me about the island was the multiplication of megalithic vestiges, a large portion of them from the 3,000-year-old Talayotic Culture, special to Menorca. Their famous talayots, fat barrel shaped stone watchtowers, sit on various meadows and slopes everywhere throughout the island. Considerably more emotional are the T-molded taula stones, looking like separated bits of Stonehenge. Include dolmens, mutual tombs, dumpcarts, Roman developments, and whole neolithic towns, and you’re in ancient history paradise. “There’s barely a ranch on Menorca without a landmark,” somebody had watched.
Early one morning nearby paleologist Margarita Orfila Pons took four of us to a two-level talayot off the visitor trail. As the gathering climbed it, somebody removed a stone, which moved a couple of feet down the side of the structure and stopped moving. No major ordeal. Be that as it may it was anything but difficult to witness what would to the tower if 100,000 individuals a year were climbing it, decade after decade.
Later we joined alternate actively present people visiting the island’s archeological pearls, incorporating an extensive lunch in the alluring town of Ciutadella. Visiting the remnants with two busloads of archeologists and understudies can be saddling, however. In the wake of listening to hours of on location specialized portrayals of sandstone this and limestone that, even the experts’ considerations were hailin.