Tag: Avebury

“Avebury Cosmos”, by Nicholas R Mann

We’re now pretty used to the idea that many stone circles appear to have been built to align with sun and moon, even that they may have functioned as giant Neolithic calendars.  Nicholas Mann takes these theories to an entirely new level in Avebury Cosmos, combining astroarcheology and anthropology in a fascinating and, in parts, stunning view of the meaning of this extraordinary site.

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West Kennet Long Barrow – Womb of the Goddess

Magically standing on a ridge just south of Avebury, West Kennet Long Barrow is one of the most magnificent and oldest of Wiltshire’s ancient monuments. Archaeologist Aubrey Burl described the site as, ‘… the finest megalithic tomb in England and Wales…’ and as such it is included in the Avebury World Heritage Site.

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