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Chysauster Ancient Village. This Iron Age settlement was originally occupied almost 2,000 years ago.     The village consisted of stone-walled homesteads known as 'courtyard houses', found only on the Land's End peninsula and the Isles of Scilly. The houses line a 'village street', and each had an open central courtyard surrounded by a number of thatched rooms. There are also the remains of an enigmatic 'fogou' underground passage.  Photo via English Heritage

Chysauster Ancient Village. This Iron Age settlement was originally occupied almost 2,000 years ago. The village consisted of stone-walled homesteads known as 'courtyard houses', found only on the Land's End peninsula and the Isles of Scilly. The houses line a 'village street', and each had an open central courtyard surrounded by a number of thatched rooms. There are also the remains of an enigmatic 'fogou' underground passage. Photo via English Heritage

Orkney's World Heritage Site - View of the Standing Stones o' Stenness, looking towards the Ring o' Brodgar, Scotland.  (Picture: Craig Taylor)

Orkney's World Heritage Site - View of the Standing Stones o' Stenness, looking towards the Ring o' Brodgar, Scotland. (Picture: Craig Taylor)

With over 3,000 prehistoric standing stones, Carnac (in Brittany, France) is the largest megalithic site in the world. More pictures of this place in the photobank section. © Jean-Michel PRIMA 2010.

With over 3,000 prehistoric standing stones, Carnac (in Brittany, France) is the largest megalithic site in the world. More pictures of this place in the photobank section. © Jean-Michel PRIMA 2010.

“Remotely located near Penzance in the west Cornish moors is the unique and enigmatic Men-an-Tol stone. Archaeologists suggest that the three stones that comprise the Men-an-Tol are the remains of a Neolithic tomb because various types of holed stones have been found near the entrances to many burial chambers…”

“Remotely located near Penzance in the west Cornish moors is the unique and enigmatic Men-an-Tol stone. Archaeologists suggest that the three stones that comprise the Men-an-Tol are the remains of a Neolithic tomb because various types of holed stones have been found near the entrances to many burial chambers…”

La commune de Carnac se situe à quelques kilomètres au nord de la presqu'île de Quiberon. Cette petite ville de moins de 5 000 habitants est étonnante en raison de son ensemble de sites mégalithiques tels que l'alignement du Ménec, celui de Kermario ou de Kerlescan. Guide de voyage Morbihan : Alignements de Carnac

Les alignements de Carnac

La commune de Carnac se situe à quelques kilomètres au nord de la presqu'île de Quiberon. Cette petite ville de moins de 5 000 habitants est étonnante en raison de son ensemble de sites mégalithiques tels que l'alignement du Ménec, celui de Kermario ou de Kerlescan. Guide de voyage Morbihan : Alignements de Carnac

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