Taken in a Talaiotic burial cave in Menorca, Balearic Islands.
The people of this culture buried their dead in these vast caves which were often artificially deepened and ran many meters underneath their settlements, the true extents of most still being unknown. Alone in this particular cave, I set off the flash of my camera and gazed into this abyssal void and could not help but feel as if I were looking into the depths of the underworld itself... I then pictured a young Talaiotic child standing in my place 3000 years ago, looking into what would have likely been his concept of the afterlife whilst his family and friends went about their lives a few meters above, in the world of the living... I found these caves to be very haunting and enigmatic spaces and thoroughly recommend them and the associated settlements and monuments above them to anyone who visits Menorca, a very special archaeological and cultural gem of the Mediterranean.
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