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Archaeological Area

Menhir San Paolo

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.

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