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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Carved Stone 9 in Gavrinis Dolmen passage grave, Gulf of Morbihan, Larmor-Baden Morbihan, France. The largest and most decorated tomb in Neolithic Europe with 29 six-foot-tall menhirs carved with labyrinthine fingerprints. Built on a hilltop circa 3400 B.C.E. near the stone rows of Carnac, with the sea rise it is now an island in the Morbihan Gulf.
Three carved votive chambers in Gavrinis Dolmen passage grave, Gulf of Morbihan, Larmor-Baden Morbihan, France. The largest and most decorated tomb in Neolithic Europe with 29 six-foot-tall menhirs carved with labyrinthine fingerprints. Built on a hilltop circa 3400 B.C.E. near the stone rows of Carnac, with the sea rise it is now an island in the Morbihan Gulf.
NEWGRANGE is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built about 3200 BC, during the Neolithic period, which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. Newgrange is a large circular mound with a stone passageway and chambers inside. The mound has a retaining wall at the front and is ringed by 'kerbstones' engraved with artwork.
Ball's pyramid, the world's tallest seastack, off the Eastern coast of Australia.
The Orkney "Wife" was found in at the golf links at Noltland on the Island of Westray in 2009 by Archaeologist Jakob Kainz in a midden (old rubbish tip) filled with the brittle bones of deer, cattle and fish. Made from Old Red Sandstone from the island of Eday, the venus like figurine is the only known Neolithic carving of a human form to have been discovered in Scotland.
The Intihuatana at the archaeological site Písac in Machu Picchu, Peru, is a notable intihuatana, a ritual stone associated with the astronomic clock or calendar of the Inca in South America. Built between 2100–2300 BC, the intihuatana at Písac is the same age as, if not older than E-ninnu and Stonehenge 2
Ruthenian woman arrives at Ellis Island c 1906. In 1883 in her poem "The New Colossus" the poet Emma Lazarus wrote "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the nameless, tempest-lost, to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Between 1880 and 1921, over 23,500,000 people took advantage of the "Golden Door" to America Photograph Collection NYPL Sherman, Augustus F. -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]