Luogo - Archaeological Area

Menhir San Paolo

Where Via Enrico Toti, 1, Giurdignano (Lecce)

St. Paul's Menhir is about 2.25 m high and has the chamfered faces, with east-west orientation. It stands on a rocky outcrop within which is Crypt of St. Paul has been excavated. On the top you can see probable accommodation hole of a cross. Its name derives from the underlying Byzantine cave dedicated to St. Paul, in which a fresco representing the tarantula, poisonous spider bites women, the so-called "tarantate" of which St. Paul is protector.

Immagine descrittiva - CC BY-SA Di Lupiae - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18420021 c

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