Megaliths in Brittany - Part 3

by Björn Roose November. 14, 2018 400 views

Last post on megaliths for now. For part one and part two, look here and here. In the first one you'll find explanations about the why too.

Ménec - Alignments

Ménec - Alignments

Ménec - Cromlec'h

Ménec - Cromlec'h

Billiers - Dolmen

Billiers - Dolmen

Ile-aux-Moines - Dolmen

Ile-aux-Moines - Dolmen

Gavrinis - Tumulus

Gavrinis - Tumulus

I collected all my megalith pictures (from Brittany, apparently I never bottered to add most of the other ones I "shot") in this Pinterest-album.

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Laurie Madsen 8 months, 2 weeks ago

These are too cool, what's the story-legends?

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Björn Roose Replied to Laurie Madsen 8 months, 2 weeks ago

They date back to prehistorical times and are the oldest human constructions in Europe. The dolmens and tumuli were graves (the dolmens were, like the tumuli, covered with dirth and small stones originally, so there's only the basic construction left), the cromlec'hs and aligments are a different story. Why would anybody in his right mind set up kilometers long lines of enormously heavy stones, right ? It's a prehistorical riddle ... Many theories, no certainties ...
There's some decent (although not always correct) info on the subject on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megalith

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