Menhirs de Mané-Meur

The Menhirs de Mané-Meur are a group of standing stones located in the Carnac region of Brittany, France.

Menhirs de Mané-Meur

The Menhirs de Mané-Meur are a group of standing stones located in the Carnac region of Brittany, France. This site is part of a larger collection of prehistoric monuments in the area, which include alignments, dolmens, and tumuli.

The Menhirs de Mané-Meur consists of 11 standing stones, which are arranged in an east-west direction, with the largest stone standing at over 6 meters high. The stones are made of local granite and weigh several tons each. Archaeologists believe that the stones were erected between 4500 and 3500 BCE during the Neolithic period.

The purpose of the Menhirs de Mané-Meur is not known for certain, but it is believed that they may have served as markers for ritual or ceremonial sites, or as part of a larger system of astronomical observation. The stones are also thought to have had some symbolic significance, possibly representing ancestors or important figures in the community.

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