Menhir of Fort La Latte

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Babeth Étiève-Cartwright
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published on 04 August 2023
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This granite menhir, located near the Castle of the Rock Goyon (Fort la Latte) in northern Brittany, France, and measuring 2.64 meters, has a very fine obelisk shape. It was broken in two by the film crew of The Vikings in 1957, and the trace of its restoration is still visible today. It is known by many names including "Tooth of Gargantua" or "Finger of Gargantua" following a legend that claims that the Giant would have lost a tooth (or a finger) while fighting korrigans.

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Babeth Étiève-Cartwright
Babeth a enseigné l'anglais au British Council de Milan. Elle parle couramment le français, l'anglais et l'italien et a 25 ans d'expérience dans le domaine de l'éducation. Elle aime voyager et découvrir l'histoire et le patrimoine d'autres cultures.

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Étiève-Cartwright, B. (2023, August 04). Menhir of Fort La Latte. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17697/menhir-of-fort-la-latte/

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Étiève-Cartwright, Babeth. "Menhir of Fort La Latte." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 04, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17697/menhir-of-fort-la-latte/.

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Étiève-Cartwright, Babeth. "Menhir of Fort La Latte." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Aug 2023. Web. 20 Jul 2024.

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