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The Carnac Alignments

Author : James Browne
ISBN : 1986691322
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In Carnac, Brittany, there can be found row upon row of tall stones lined up like warriors heading to battle. They march from horizon to horizon, east to west. Concise, and written for those who may wish to visit the haunting Carnac standing stones, this guide lays out what you might realistically expect to find there. Complete with full colour photography and straightforward explanations of the history, legends, and science connected with this fabulous Stone Age monument, this short guide will both inform and entertain.

From Carnac To Callanish

Author : Aubrey Burl
ISBN : 0300055757
Genre : History
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This book discusses the lines of standing stones that until now have been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe, rows that were foci of rituals in Britain, Ireland and Brittany for over two thousand years. Places such as Carnac in Brittany and Callanish in the Hebrides are visited by many visitors each year, but before now there has been no book that seriously explains the history, significance and background to these impressive sites. Aubrey Burl shows that the settings vary from pairs of isolated stones in the far south-west of Ireland to networks of long lines in Scotland, Dartmoor and Brittany, and describes the types in a sequence of architectural chapters that stress the increasing social and commercial connections between regions hundred of miles apart. He uses information from a wide variety of sources - excavation reports, megalithic art, astronomical analyses and legends - to provide explanations of why the rows were erected, when, and what they may have been used for.
Category: History

Architecture Of France

Author : David A. Hanser
ISBN : 0313319022
Genre : Architecture
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a reference guide to the most significant architectural structures in France.
Category: Architecture

Haunted Spaces Sacred Places

Author : Brian Haughton
ISBN : 9781442971219
Genre : History
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WHAT IS BEHIND THE STRANGE PHENOMENA AT OUR WORLD's ANCIENT SITES? Haunted Spaces, Sacred Places is a fascinating and thoroughly researched exploration of the archaeology, legends, and modern mysteries of 32 ancient places throughout the world - from the mysterious megaliths of Britain and Ireland, the haunted tombs of the Etruscans, and the Pagan origins of Germany's Aachen Cathedral to the ancient Native American city of Cahokia, the enigmatic Cambodian Temple of Angkor Wat, and the sacred Aboriginal rock formation of Uluru. Why are strange phenomena so often connected with these ancient sites? Are certain sacred places somehow able to generate or attract paranormal phenomena? Or can such events be explained in terms of modern myth and contemporary folklore? What can the legends and folklore of ancient places throughout the world reveal to us about the beliefs and ideas of our ancient ancestors? These are just some of the questions answered in Brian Haughton's enthralling book.
Category: History

Statements In Stone

Author : Mark Patton
ISBN : 9781134918096
Genre : Social Science
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The megalithic monuments of Western Europe cover a period of over 2,000 years, from the earliest neolithic to the beginning of the Bronze Age, and have excited the popular imagination for centuries. Based on the evidence of recent excavations, and the most up-to-date and controversial theoretical perspectives of archaeology, Statements in Stone is the first account to put the megalithic traditions of Brittany in a social context and to develop a social model to account for their emergence and development.
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Sacred Places Europe

Author : Brad Olsen
ISBN : 1888729120
Genre : Religion
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Combining current trends, academic theories, and historical insights, this travel guide brings both lesser-known and famous European spiritual locales into perspective by explaining the significance of each sacred site. The cultural relevance, history, and spirituality of each site—including Stonehenge, the Acropolis, Mont Saint Michel, Pompeii, and Saint Peter’s Basilica—are explained, creating a moving and artistic travel experience. Each destination—with selections spanning more than 15 countries throughout Europe—is accompanied by easy-to-follow maps and directions.
Category: Religion