Champ Dolent Menhir

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Babeth Étiève-Cartwright
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published on 04 August 2023
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The Champ Dolent menhir in northern Brittany, France has been standing in its place since the beginning of the Neolithic period. Weighing about 120 tons, it was dug from a granite quarry 4 km away. It is 9.30 m high (just over 30 feet) and has a maximum circumference of 8.70 m (c. 26 feet). The local experts think the menhir was erected to commemorate a special event of some sort, not to play a part in a religious rite.

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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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