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avebury megalithic complex. henge and stones circles. profane domestic activity made sacred.

avebury megalithic complex. henge and stones circles. dated to around 2500 bce, however recent investigations suggest a much earlier origins for this massive complex in the monumental elaboration of an early neolithic domestic timber house memorialised first by a square

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avebury megalithic complex. henge and stones circles. profane domestic activity made sacred.

avebury megalithic complex. henge and stones circles. dated to around 2500 bce, however recent investigations suggest a much earlier origins for this massive complex in the monumental elaboration of an early neolithic domestic timber house memorialised first by a square

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avebury henge and stone circles. domestic house origins.

avebury henge and stone circles. the henge 420m across contains the largest extant stone circles in europe being 330m in diameter a massive monument created during the 3rd millennium bc. recent geophysical and GPR explorations suggest its origins lie in

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avebury henge and stone circles. domestic house origins.

avebury henge and stone circles. the henge 420m across contains the largest extant stone circles in europe being 330m in diameter a massive monument created during the 3rd millennium bc. recent geophysical and GPR explorations suggest its origins lie in

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alan sorrell’s reconstruction of avebury henge and circles

alan ernest sorrell (11 february 1904 – 21 december 1974) was an english artist and writer best remembered for his archaeological illustrations, sorrell’s postcard stonehenge

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alan sorrell’s reconstruction of avebury henge and circles

alan ernest sorrell (11 february 1904 – 21 december 1974) was an english artist and writer best remembered for his archaeological illustrations, sorrell’s postcard stonehenge

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west kennet avenue. avebury. the sarsen stones

west kennet avenue. avebury. the sarsen stones used average about 3 metres high. they appear to have been selected for their shape; some are long and cylindrical, while others are broad and often triangular in shape. generally, stones of the

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west kennet avenue. avebury. the sarsen stones

west kennet avenue. avebury. the sarsen stones used average about 3 metres high. they appear to have been selected for their shape; some are long and cylindrical, while others are broad and often triangular in shape. generally, stones of the

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significant sarson stones west kennet avenue.

, significant sarson stones west kennet avenue. the anamorphic stone is one of the many significant stones making up the avenue, the processional route from the sanctuary and avebury henge and circles. undoubtably chosen for their shape and surface features

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significant sarson stones west kennet avenue.

, significant sarson stones west kennet avenue. the anamorphic stone is one of the many significant stones making up the avenue, the processional route from the sanctuary and avebury henge and circles. undoubtably chosen for their shape and surface features

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silbury hill avebury.

silbury hill avebury. during the late neolithic and early bronze age, the landscape around west kennet long barrow was subject to the widespread construction of ceremonial monuments, among them the avebury henge and stone circles, the west kennet avenue, the

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silbury hill avebury.

silbury hill avebury. during the late neolithic and early bronze age, the landscape around west kennet long barrow was subject to the widespread construction of ceremonial monuments, among them the avebury henge and stone circles, the west kennet avenue, the

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west kennet long barrow.

west kennet long barrow. after the first burials in around 3725-70 BCE it was again reused between 3620 and 3240 BCE as a burial space, receiving both human and animal remains over a period of several centuries. various flint tools

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west kennet long barrow.

west kennet long barrow. after the first burials in around 3725-70 BCE it was again reused between 3620 and 3240 BCE as a burial space, receiving both human and animal remains over a period of several centuries. various flint tools

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west kennet long barrow.

west kennet long barrow. built out of earth, local sarsen megaliths, and oolitic limestone imported from the cotswolds, the long barrow consisted of a sub-rectangular earthen tumulus enclosed by kerb-stones. Its precise date of construction is not known. although the

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west kennet long barrow.

west kennet long barrow. built out of earth, local sarsen megaliths, and oolitic limestone imported from the cotswolds, the long barrow consisted of a sub-rectangular earthen tumulus enclosed by kerb-stones. Its precise date of construction is not known. although the

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possible stone row. gloucester cathedral .

possible stone row. gloucester cathedral . rethinking our (henry|seaton) installation in the garth of gloucester cathedral in the light of recent work. these cast concrete pieces were seen as ‘the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern… it takes the shape of a criciform with its northern ‘transept’ truncated and set againt the ‘monks lavatory’ in the north walk cloisters. this emulates the layout of the cathedral proper with its unequal transepts, but with the direction of the ‘nave’ reflected from east to west. the death of objects suggested in the construction of the work, their strange resemblance to sarcophagus makes their siting within the common ground of the cathedral and close to its once daily bodily functions emphasises the juxtapostion between the sacred and profane contained within the work-in-progress-chamber

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possible stone row. gloucester cathedral .

possible stone row. gloucester cathedral . rethinking our (henry|seaton) installation in the garth of gloucester cathedral in the light of recent work. these cast concrete pieces were seen as ‘the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern… it takes the shape of a criciform with its northern ‘transept’ truncated and set againt the ‘monks lavatory’ in the north walk cloisters. this emulates the layout of the cathedral proper with its unequal transepts, but with the direction of the ‘nave’ reflected from east to west. the death of objects suggested in the construction of the work, their strange resemblance to sarcophagus makes their siting within the common ground of the cathedral and close to its once daily bodily functions emphasises the juxtapostion between the sacred and profane contained within the work-in-progress-chamber

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stripple stone. circle and henge. bodmin.

stripple stone. circle and henge. bodmin. another extraordinary stone at this unique circlehenge on hawkstor moor bodmin. looking at its internal face with (i think) louden hill and brown willy on its horizon. does its top edge mirror these important prehistoric landscapes. the german word is more descriptive – landshaft – meaning land shape. the notches and creases of the beautifully shaped stone lining up here with the land-shape features both near and far ?-shape-henge-landscape

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stripple stone. circle and henge. bodmin.

stripple stone. circle and henge. bodmin. another extraordinary stone at this unique circlehenge on hawkstor moor bodmin. looking at its internal face with (i think) louden hill and brown willy on its horizon. does its top edge mirror these important prehistoric landscapes. the german word is more descriptive – landshaft – meaning land shape. the notches and creases of the beautifully shaped stone lining up here with the land-shape features both near and far ?-shape-henge-landscape

more at montagecity.com

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stripple stones circle henge. bodmin.

stripple stones circle henge. bodmin. the full story of its restoration can be found here:

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stripple stones circle henge. bodmin.

stripple stones circle henge. bodmin. the full story of its restoration can be found here:

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stripple stones circle henge. bodmin moor.

stripple stones circle henge. bodmin moor. this monument has been described as the only circle-henge in south-west england that has many of unique features. the circle was originally ovoid in plan and measured 46.3m by 43.3m. until recently It consisted of only four upright stones and the remains of nine others, most of which have now been re-erected. their height varies from 1.0m to 2.74m unusually tall for stone circles in other parts of cornwall. there is a large centre stone, now recumbent which would have stood about 2.9m high. the stone circle is surrounded by a low fragmentary bank with an internal ditch, the bank 3.0m to 4.5m wide and up to 0.5m high and with an outer diameter probably in the region of 73m by 70m. it also had with a causewayed entrance, 2.7m wide, on the WSW side leading up to two remarkable shaped stones seen in this shot. like most of the circles on bodmin it most likely relates to nearby sacred hills here to hawks tor. also rough tor can be clearly viewed in the near distance-henge
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stripple stones circle henge. bodmin moor.

stripple stones circle henge. bodmin moor. this monument has been described as the only circle-henge in south-west england that has many of unique features. the circle was originally ovoid in plan and measured 46.3m by 43.3m. until recently It consisted of only four upright stones and the remains of nine others, most of which have now been re-erected. their height varies from 1.0m to 2.74m unusually tall for stone circles in other parts of cornwall. there is a large centre stone, now recumbent which would have stood about 2.9m high. the stone circle is surrounded by a low fragmentary bank with an internal ditch, the bank 3.0m to 4.5m wide and up to 0.5m high and with an outer diameter probably in the region of 73m by 70m. it also had with a causewayed entrance, 2.7m wide, on the WSW side leading up to two remarkable shaped stones seen in this shot. like most of the circles on bodmin it most likely relates to nearby sacred hills here to hawks tor. also rough tor can be clearly viewed in the near distance-henge
more at montagecity.com

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stripple stones circle and henge. bodmin moor.

stripple stones circle and henge. bodmin moor. this unusual monument recently underwent something of a revamp. some of it’s possible thirty plus stones have been unearthed and re-erected in their original positions. until then only four of its stone remained upright. the most interesting are what appear to be it’s entrance stones – two large stones carefully shaped as if to offer a window into the henge-circle. the right hand one is shown here-circle
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stripple stones circle and henge. bodmin moor.

stripple stones circle and henge. bodmin moor. this unusual monument recently underwent something of a revamp. some of it’s possible thirty plus stones have been unearthed and re-erected in their original positions. until then only four of its stone remained upright. the most interesting are what appear to be it’s entrance stones – two large stones carefully shaped as if to offer a window into the henge-circle. the right hand one is shown here-circle
more to follow. see montagecity.com

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tresvennack pillar.

tresvennack pillar. a close cousin to the triganeeris sisters or higher drift stones across the valley and they share inter-visibility and similar burial pits dug close by directly into the clay rab. this one having a near complete cremation urn – found by a local farmer in the nineteenth century. this is what you are looking at from the sight line set up in the last post maker

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tresvennack pillar.

tresvennack pillar. a close cousin to the triganeeris sisters or higher drift stones across the valley and they share inter-visibility and similar burial pits dug close by directly into the clay rab. this one having a near complete cremation urn – found by a local farmer in the nineteenth century. this is what you are looking at from the sight line set up in the last post maker

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kerris standing stone.

View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_5M64sHX7U/ kerris standing stone. one of two well proportioned standing stones not on the os map but can be found on cornwall mapping. nr the red house, kerris. there are to found just outside of newlyn on

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kerris standing stone.

View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_5M64sHX7U/ kerris standing stone. one of two well proportioned standing stones not on the os map but can be found on cornwall mapping. nr the red house, kerris. there are to found just outside of newlyn on

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recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.

recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.
a geophysical survey was conducted, recently, around the bryn celli ddu chambered tomb exposing evidence of a cairn cemetery. the 5,000-year-old tomb, a complex dating from the neolithic through to early bronze age, was also found to include the at least four burial cairns and a cluster of prehistoric pits with pottery deposits, worked flint, and tools. its relationship to the summer equinox was tested confirming that the main passage focuses the light along its length and illuminating the entire polygonal stone chamber.

in addition 8 new cupmarked rock art on associated outcrops have been identified, using 3d scanning techniques. a dumbbell motif surrounded by singular cup-marks, cup-marks in close formation, possibly in the form of a rosette and one with a large cup-mark

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recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.

recent discoveries at bryn celli ddu.
a geophysical survey was conducted, recently, around the bryn celli ddu chambered tomb exposing evidence of a cairn cemetery. the 5,000-year-old tomb, a complex dating from the neolithic through to early bronze age, was also found to include the at least four burial cairns and a cluster of prehistoric pits with pottery deposits, worked flint, and tools. its relationship to the summer equinox was tested confirming that the main passage focuses the light along its length and illuminating the entire polygonal stone chamber.

in addition 8 new cupmarked rock art on associated outcrops have been identified, using 3d scanning techniques. a dumbbell motif surrounded by singular cup-marks, cup-marks in close formation, possibly in the form of a rosette and one with a large cup-mark

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prehistoric paint job. painted stone wall at the ness of brodgar.

prehistoric paint job. painted stone wall at the ness of brodgar. evidence now exists of the walls within this ceremonial site were painted in a red ochre and opens up the possibility of other monument having been treated in the same way. most monuments have been exposed to the elements and removed this evidence

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prehistoric paint job. painted stone wall at the ness of brodgar.

prehistoric paint job. painted stone wall at the ness of brodgar. evidence now exists of the walls within this ceremonial site were painted in a red ochre and opens up the possibility of other monument having been treated in the same way. most monuments have been exposed to the elements and removed this evidence

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bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith?

  bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith? an unusual feature of the chamber, is a large free-standing pillar, not tall enough to have supported the roof, cylindrical in shape, and with a rounded top. the markings on the surface strikingly similar

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bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith?

  bryn cello ddu. petrified monolith? an unusual feature of the chamber, is a large free-standing pillar, not tall enough to have supported the roof, cylindrical in shape, and with a rounded top. the markings on the surface strikingly similar

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a project for a small monument. architectural colour

  a project for a small monument. architectural colour. there’s is not much conclusive evidence the early monuments used colour, however a mesolithic painting kit was discovered in south africa preparing red and yellow ochre, complete with brushes mixing pots

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a project for a small monument. architectural colour

  a project for a small monument. architectural colour. there’s is not much conclusive evidence the early monuments used colour, however a mesolithic painting kit was discovered in south africa preparing red and yellow ochre, complete with brushes mixing pots

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paolozzi’s dead reckoning.

    View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_fNzoaH-4R/ a high drama about a controversial london art gang, known as the independent group. featuring alison smithson (lizabeth scott) and peter smithson (humphrey bogart) and main script writers with nigel henderson (photography). directed by

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paolozzi’s dead reckoning.

    View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_fNzoaH-4R/ a high drama about a controversial london art gang, known as the independent group. featuring alison smithson (lizabeth scott) and peter smithson (humphrey bogart) and main script writers with nigel henderson (photography). directed by

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bryn celli ddu

bryn celli ddu is a late neolithic passage grave in the european atlantic tradition, excavated and partly restored in 1920s (hemp 1930). it comprises an outer circular stone kerb c. 26m diameter, with an inner stone arc, both of which

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bryn celli ddu

bryn celli ddu is a late neolithic passage grave in the european atlantic tradition, excavated and partly restored in 1920s (hemp 1930). it comprises an outer circular stone kerb c. 26m diameter, with an inner stone arc, both of which

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the mound in the dark grove. anglesey wales

the mound in the dark grove. anglesey wales
bryn celli ddu may be translated as ‘the mound in the dark grove’, and some have speculated that during its time of construction, it was located in a large clearing then surrounded entirely forest. archaeologists have suggested that the original stone circles were set up during the neolithic period, around 3000 bc.

around a thousand years after it was built, it became an ‘entrance grave’ or passage tomb, a type of burial monument found around the irish seaboard.

bryn celli ddu was accurately aligned to coincide with the rising sun on the summer solstices with the rays of light penetrating down the passage way into the burial chamber. this connects if firmly in the tradition of the irish passage graves notably new grange with its ‘letterbox’ opening projecting light onto the rear wall of its chamber.

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green ‘entrance’ door, with its padlock and letterbox. columbia road east london

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the mound in the dark grove. anglesey wales

the mound in the dark grove. anglesey wales
bryn celli ddu may be translated as ‘the mound in the dark grove’, and some have speculated that during its time of construction, it was located in a large clearing then surrounded entirely forest. archaeologists have suggested that the original stone circles were set up during the neolithic period, around 3000 bc.

around a thousand years after it was built, it became an ‘entrance grave’ or passage tomb, a type of burial monument found around the irish seaboard.

bryn celli ddu was accurately aligned to coincide with the rising sun on the summer solstices with the rays of light penetrating down the passage way into the burial chamber. this connects if firmly in the tradition of the irish passage graves notably new grange with its ‘letterbox’ opening projecting light onto the rear wall of its chamber.

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green ‘entrance’ door, with its padlock and letterbox. columbia road east london

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carn#5.1 project for a small monument

carn#5.1 project for a small monument #small monument #metalworks #sculpture #neolithic #lithics #bronzeage #artefact #remembering #timetravel #pastpresent #urhistory #dialecticalimage View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_U3CS5nbEy/

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carn#5.1 project for a small monument

carn#5.1 project for a small monument #small monument #metalworks #sculpture #neolithic #lithics #bronzeage #artefact #remembering #timetravel #pastpresent #urhistory #dialecticalimage View on Instagram https://instagr.am/p/B_U3CS5nbEy/

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hurlers stone circles

the hurlers three stone circles set on a gently south facing slope in open moorland which has been extensively scarred by mining and quarrying. norden, was the first to record the hurlers in 1584, although he did not realise that

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hurlers stone circles

the hurlers three stone circles set on a gently south facing slope in open moorland which has been extensively scarred by mining and quarrying. norden, was the first to record the hurlers in 1584, although he did not realise that

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tregaseal stone circle

tregaseal stone circle complex the stone circle at tregeseal now stands alone on the gentle slopes of truthwall common to the south of the rocky outcrop carn kenidjack but originally it was part of a ritual complex comprising two and

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tregaseal stone circle

tregaseal stone circle complex the stone circle at tregeseal now stands alone on the gentle slopes of truthwall common to the south of the rocky outcrop carn kenidjack but originally it was part of a ritual complex comprising two and

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chun quoit / 22 wheler street

chun quoit. erected in the neolithic period (3500-2500bc), this portal dolmen still retains some evidence of the mound which once surrounded it. the antiquarian borlase wrote of tall kerb stones which would have enclosed the cairn measuring some thirty odd feet

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chun quoit / 22 wheler street

chun quoit. erected in the neolithic period (3500-2500bc), this portal dolmen still retains some evidence of the mound which once surrounded it. the antiquarian borlase wrote of tall kerb stones which would have enclosed the cairn measuring some thirty odd feet

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chûn quoit

chûn quoit is one of a small group of similar monuments kept largely to penwith, though there are two or three further east in cornwall. also found  in wales, ireland and brittany. such sites are discoed as chambered tombs or portal dolmens,

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chûn quoit

chûn quoit is one of a small group of similar monuments kept largely to penwith, though there are two or three further east in cornwall. also found  in wales, ireland and brittany. such sites are discoed as chambered tombs or portal dolmens,

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musei wormiani historia

the cabinet of curiosities emerged in the sixteenth century, although more rudimentary collections had existed earlier. the best documented cabinets were of rulers and aristocrats, of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in europe -these were the precursors to the modern museum

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musei wormiani historia

the cabinet of curiosities emerged in the sixteenth century, although more rudimentary collections had existed earlier. the best documented cabinets were of rulers and aristocrats, of the merchant class and early practitioners of science in europe -these were the precursors to the modern museum

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john_heartfield. book_covers

john_heartfield. #image_text. #maria_lietner #eça_de_queiroz #ilja_ehnrenburg #upton_sinclair #book_covers Url: https://ift.tt/2Jdm7me

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john_heartfield. book_covers

john_heartfield. #image_text. #maria_lietner #eça_de_queiroz #ilja_ehnrenburg #upton_sinclair #book_covers Url: https://ift.tt/2Jdm7me

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the mên-an-tol

the men-an-tol monument consists of four stones: one fallen, two uprights, and between these a circular one, 1.3m in diameter, pierced by a hole about half its size in diameter. an old plan of men-an-tol (the stone of the hole)

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the mên-an-tol

the men-an-tol monument consists of four stones: one fallen, two uprights, and between these a circular one, 1.3m in diameter, pierced by a hole about half its size in diameter. an old plan of men-an-tol (the stone of the hole)

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