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07.09.2018, 11:04
The prehistoric fountain of Kermore is located in the Morbihan , near the town of Séglien , on the 782 departmental road from Pontivy to Guémené-sur-Scorff at the junction that leads to the Kermore farm.

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The mysterious menhir on the fountain of Kermore.


The fountain is surrounded by blocks of stone . In 2008 , a large geometrically cut stone is discovered, opening to many interpretations
According to the current state of Manfred Keppeler's research, the source of Kermore was surrounded by neolithic megaliths. The blocks of stone are nested with great precision and form three basins in which the water accumulates.
The megaliths used weigh up to 6 tons and are nested within each other so that the spaces are only a few millimeters. The overlying "cover stone" weighs about 45 tonnes. There is a large cave that forms a "roof" on the source.

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the three basins on the Kermore fountain

The megaliths used weigh up to 6 tons and are nested within each other so that the spaces are only a few millimeters. The overlying "cover stone" weighs about 45 tonnes. There is a large cave that forms a "roof" on the source.

So far, the prehistoric source of Kermore has not been assigned to any known category. It is neither a dolmen nor a tumulus. The construction is between 4000 and 6000 years old.

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Stone blocks are nested with great precision

Like many other megalithic monuments, the source of Kermore was also "Christianized".
At about 7 meters, on the left, there is another well recently dug. This branched source was used to supply the region with fresh spring water. The granite coating of this spring is about 200 years old. The stone pyramid built above is only 50 years old.
Another flow from the source, excavated about 30 years ago, is located above the original source to the northwest, about 25 meters away. The water from this spring was used to feed the cattle nearby.


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Flint tool found at the Kermore Fountain

A source of remarkable rock formations is of course of interest.

Historical assumptions

Traces of different eras were found at the source of Kermore.
An indication of megalithic culture is provided by flint tools .

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Engravings at the fountain of Kermore

Two engravings on a block that was still underwater recently also indicate the Stone Age. Two spherical depressions with a diameter of 4 cm and a depth of 2 cm are clearly visible. Other cavities are present, but could be of natural origin. On the stone side of the cover is a large block of stone that has the shape of a heart and shows obvious traces of shaping. The age of revision of this stone is difficult to estimate but we know that the Celts knew the shape of heart.

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"The heart" - a stone block worked in the shape of a heart,

In one of the lower basins, a mysterious block of treated stone was discovered. It is about 1.50 m long, 75 cm wide and 50 cm thick. Its weight is about 1 ton.

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the menhir has the Kermore fountain

The stone has a very unusual abstract form. The upper third of the stone consists of a right triangle. In the lower part of the stone, a step has been taken. The bevelled tip of the stone has a smooth surface that indicates intentional machining. The stone is very dynamic and gives the impression of an abstract sculpture.
The stone could have been worked by Celts or Romans. However, Stone Age treatment can not be ruled out.
The menhir has similarities to a hand that can be interpreted as: a hand with a stretched index finger or a thumb between the index finger and middle finger. The arm and forefinger (digitus salutaris) pointing upward were the gesture of greeting in the Roman Empire. The "finger-fig", that is to say the thumb between the index and the middle finger, was a symbol of fertility and luck in ancient Rome.
The origin and prior meaning of symbols are hidden in the darkness of time. However, the Heart and Menhir allow us to conclude that, at the source of Kermore, these symbols were deliberately installed.
The existing basins were probably used for the ritual worship of water

Ouest-France, Thursday, March 6, 2008: ... A few months ago, the clearing of the land made it possible to discover the source surrounded by a building dating from the Neolithic (it should be between 4,000 and 6,000 years).
Pontivy Journal, Friday, March 14, 2008: ... To the south of the town is the brook of Fretu who launder the D782. It borders on the left bank the hills of Saint-Nizon which are known for their many vestiges which date largely from the Neolithic.


16.02.2019, 18:14

the well of Kermore, Séglien, Morbihan,