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The standing stones of Europe

Alastair Service

The standing stones of Europe

a guide to the great Megalithic Monuments

by Alastair Service

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Published by Dent in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAlastair Service and Jean Bradbery.
ContributionsBradbery, Jean.
The Physical Object
Pagination287p. :
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22827576M
ISBN 100460861158

Standing Stones is a nicely put together volume in the best Thames and Hudson tradition. It has little about specific sites, even Stonehenge and Carnac, and is of no use as a guidebook, but it makes a lively and attractive introduction to the megaliths of western Europe. February External links: buy from or   Maria Wheatley joins Dr. Rita Louise on Just Energy Radio where she discusses some insights into the natures of the standing stones in Europe, .

The closest standing stones to London are Stonehenge and the others are hours or more drive away and there are none in Kent near Down House. Bodiam Castle (National Trust) in East Sussex is a great place to visit, which could be combined with Down House in a day trip. These stones reach up to 22ft high, the height of three men standing on top of each other, and surpass anything at Stonehenge. The town they reside in, Boroughbridge, doesn’t make enough of a fuss about these prehistoric monuments, but they can be visited in the west and east side of Roecleffe Lane.

They mirror exactly the larger multiple-stone circles, just with fewer stones – an efficient variation requiring fewer resources to erect but accomplishing the same outcomes. Unfortunately, this five-stone circle has been filled with field debris, creating the appearance of a mound. We also passed numerous ringforts and several standing stones. Standing stones, menhirs, all manner of megaliths; such stones are discarded playthings of the jetins. Rock-throwing was not the only pastime the jetins enjoyed. They were also fond of tying knots in horse tails and releasing livestock, and, like any good fairy, they .


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The Standing Stones of Europe book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5. Since seeing his first photographs of Stonehenge as a young boy living in northern California, Patrick has been fascinated by the standing stones of Europe.

His first actual experience of walking among the stones did not occur untilwhen he was in his mid 30’s. Standing Stones (The McDonnell Clan Book 1) - Kindle edition by Camp, Beth. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, The standing stones of Europe book, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Standing Stones (The McDonnell Clan Book 1)/5(). Standing stones or menhirs are stones set into the ground vertically. They were put there by Neolithic people in the British Isles and Brittany, and they also occur elsewhere in the world.

There may be single standing stones, circles, lines or groups of them. Their dates are mostly from BC to 1, BC. Standing Stones of Europe: A Guide to the Great Megalithic Monuments [Service, Alastair, Bradbery, Jean] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Standing Stones of Europe: A Guide to the Great Megalithic Monuments/5(4). The Israelites erected standing stones to remember their miraculous crossing of the Jordan River (Joshua). Joshua built a standing stone when the covenant was renewed at Shechem (Joshua ). New Testament.

In the New Testament, Peter builds on standing stone imagery when he describes believers as "living stones" (1 Peter ). Standing stones facts and myths The 12 Apostles. The 12 Apostles near Dumfries is the largest stone circle in mainland Scotland, and the seventh largest in Britain.

Calanais Standing Stones. The Calanais Standing Stones on the Isle of Lewis are believed to be - years old. In the 17th century, the people of Lewis called the stones.

Standing Stones book. Read 61 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. InLord Gordon claims his new estate in Northern Scotland and /5. The Standing Stones are upright magical stones located throughout the province of Skyrim. Legend tells of the stones granting special powers to heroes of old, giving them the ability to rewrite their fate.

Standing at approximately 3 meters in height, the ancient menhir-shaped stones each display a different Tamrielic constellation carved into its body. A total of 13 stones are dotted across. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Now, we invite you to enjoy the STANDING WITH STONES PODCAST; discussing all things megalithic, from Britain, Europe and beyond.

SUPPORT US ON PATREON FOR ACCESS TO EXTRA CONTENT and to help us achieve our goals of MORE MEGALITHIC FILMMAKING, you can make monthly donations to our podcast on our Patreon page. ‘Standing with Stones, a photographic journey through megalithic Britain & Ireland’ is an enthusiast’s guide to many of the lesser known megalithic sites of the UK and Ireland.

We had always planned to produce a book alongside the film and Rupert was thrilled when Thames & Hudson agreed to publish it – and even more so when Timothy. A megalith is a large pre-historic stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones.

There are o in Europe alone, ranging from Sweden to the Mediterranean sea. The word was first used in by the British antiquarian Algernon Herbert in reference to Stonehenge and derives from the Ancient Greek.

Get this from a library. The standing stones of Europe: a guide to the great megalithic monuments. [Alastair Service; Jean Bradbery]. Standing Stones of Europe: A Guide to the Great Megalithic Monuments - Alastair Service, Jean Bradbery Reissue Edition, Paperback, Published by Trafalgar Square, Publication date: February Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos - John David North.

Stonehenge, stone circles, dolmens, ancient standing stones, cairns, barrows, hillforts and archaeology of megalithic Europe. The Stone Pages is the first web guide of this kind of ancient monuments and presents images, descriptions, folklore, panoramic views, forums, news, weblinks and tours.

With its rows of standing stones, Carnac, on the south coast of Brittany, has long fascinated man. Along the northern side of the town, around three thousand standing stones, called menhirs in French, stretch in alignments for several kilometres.

Standing Stones of Stenness: Oldest standing stones in Europe - See traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals for Stenness, UK, at Tripadvisor.5/5(). The Modern Antiquarian by Julian Cope is published by Thorsons.

In October ce Julian Cope published The Megalithic European, a landmark guide to the stones of ancient Europe.

Buy The Modern Antiquarian from ; Buy The Megalithic European from   The majority of standing stones are concentrated in North and West Europe and on the British Isles.

But as you move eastwards, there are still remnants of Europe’s oldest history to be seen in lonesome fields and faraway places. Standing with Stones is a personal voyage of discovery, taking the reader to over a hundred megalithic sites in a photographic journey through the British Isles. The book is divided into regions, and each site featured is given its Ordnance Survey grid reference/5(41).

Standing on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis, overlooking the chill waters of Loch Roag, the cruciform arrangement of megaliths has a stone circle at its axis, all aligned to view the heavens. Most Author: Rupert Soskin.

Thom proposed that standing stones served as observatories: places to best watch the stars Soon after, Neolithic farmers started to create places to .