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Tanya Miner
Tanya Miner • 2 years ago

The cairn of Gavrinis is on a tiny island in the Bay of Morbihan, on the southern coast of Brittany, France. It's been dated earlier than the Egyptian pyramids (before 3500 BCE), thought to be contemporary with Stonehenge, Maes Howe in the Orkneys, and Newgrange in Ireland. Filled in approximately 300 yrs. after built, it's intricately carved walls have been protected throughout the centuries. Click on the pic to learn more about Gavrinis.

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