Eteneta stone circle

The Eteneta stone circle is a prehistoric monument located in the Basque Country of Spain.

Eteneta stone circle

The Eteneta stone circle is a prehistoric monument located in the Basque Country of Spain. It is also known as the Circle of Akaitze and is considered to be one of the most important megalithic sites in the region.

The Eteneta stone circle consists of 10 standing stones arranged in a circle, with one large monolith (a single upright stone) standing outside the circle. The stones are made of local limestone and are believed to have been erected between 4000 and 2000 BCE during the Neolithic period.

The purpose of the Eteneta stone circle is not entirely clear, but it is believed to have had some religious or ceremonial significance for the people who built it. Some archaeologists believe that the site may have been used for astronomical observations, as the stones are aligned with the movements of the sun and moon.

The Eteneta stone circle is open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction in the Basque Country. Visitors can explore the site and learn more about the history and culture of this fascinating region.

  • References

    “Cromlech y menhir de Eteneta” by Uranzu is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/?ref=openverse.

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