Large Menhir, Carnac Alignments

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 04 August 2014

A section of the Carnac Alignments in north-west France. These granite stone menhirs were placed in long parallel lines sometime between 5,000 and 3,000 BCE. Their purpose was most likely as markers of processional ways and sacred places such as important burials and religious sites.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2014, August 04). Large Menhir, Carnac Alignments. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2900/large-menhir-carnac-alignments/

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