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Pointe du Grouin, Brittany.

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Broken Menhir of Er Grah

The broken menhir was erected around 4700 BC, at the same time as another 18 blocks nearby, it is thought to have been broken around 4000 BC. Measuring 20.60 metres (67.6 ft), with a weight of 330 tonnes, the stone is from a rocky outcrop located several kilometres away from Locmariaquer. The impressive dimensions of this menhir still divide specialists about the techniques used for transport and erection, but the fact that this was achieved during the Neolithic era remains remarkable.
Worked over its entire surface, the monument bears a sculpture representing a « hatchet-plough ». Unfortunately today this is seriously eroded and very difficult to see. Lire la suite de « Broken Menhir of Er Grah »