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Heavenly Stone

By woodini254    
Avebury henge and stone circles are one of the greatest marvels of prehistoric Britain. Built and much altered during the Neolithic period, roughly between 2850 BC and 2200 BC, the henge survives as a huge circular bank and ditch, encircling an area that includes part of Avebury village. Within the henge is the largest stone circle in Britain - originally of about 100 stones - which in turn encloses two smaller stone circles.

Avebury is part of an extraordinary set of Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial sites that seemingly formed a vast sacred landscape. They include West Kennet Avenue, West Kennet Long Barrow, The Sanctuary, Windmill Hill, and the mysterious Silbury Hill. Many can be reached on foot from the village. The Alexander Keiller Museum also displays many notable finds from the Avebury monuments. Together with Stonehenge, Avebury and its surroundings are a World Heritage Site.

Taken from the English Heritage website. Thank you English Heritage.

Tags: Stone circle Standing stones Sunburst Landscape and travel Avebury stone circle Prehistoric monuments

Voters: Saastad, Philip_H, MAHO30 and 34 more


adagio Plus
3 3 2 England
25 Jul 2020 11:36AM
Beautiful photograph Rich, and a very interesting narrative.

25 Jul 2020 1:39PM
A wonderful sunburst captured and interesting description.
25 Jul 2020 4:30PM
Superb. Very dramatic. Debs
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2020 7:08PM
Very dreamy the way you caught the light... Excellent image.
Isabel GrinGrin
A very powerful image, love it!
26 Jul 2020 8:37PM
Beautifully captured Richard great write up...Lin
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2020 9:52PM
A beautiful capture and very interesting info.

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