Standing Stones at Avebury by Beausoleil Star this if you like it!

The world's largest stone circle surrounds a small village. When you start walking amongst the stones, they seem to go on forever. Unlike Stonehenge, you can walk right up to them and touch them and get a real feeling for the size of both stones and the site that holds them. According to Wikipedia: "The chronology of Avebury's construction is unclear. It was not designed as a single monument, but is the result of various projects that were undertaken at different times during late prehistory. Aubrey Burl suggests dates of 3000 BC for the central cove, 2900 BC for the inner stone circle, 2600 BC for the outer circle and henge, and around 2400 BC for the avenues." There is a large henge with a large outer stone circle and two separate smaller stone circles inside the center. The original purpose is unknown although archaeologists believe that it was probably used for some form of ritual or ceremony and more recent suggestions have been that it was an ancient observatory. Nearby are West Kennet Long Barrow, Windmill Hill and Silbury Hill, all worth a visit.

Kennet District , United Kingdom


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