Thursday, October 22, 2009

MFS - Strange But True - Things / Other 8


A menhir is a large upright standing stone. Menhirs may be found singly as monoliths, or as part of a group of similar stones. Their size can vary considerably; but their shape is generally uneven and squared, often tapering towards the top. Menhirs are widely distributed across Europe, Africa, and Asia, but are most numerous in Western Europe; in particular in Ireland, Great Britain and Brittany. In northwest France there are 1,200 menhirs. They originate from many different periods across pre-history, and were erected as part of a larger Megalithic culture that flourished in Europe and beyond.Read more about it on MFS.

1 comment:

  1. Geology has always facinated me. In fact, I minored in it as an undergradute. Good article. Have a nice weekend.


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