Odry stone circle

The Odry Stone Circle is an ancient megalithic monument located in Poland.

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The Odry Stone Circle is an ancient megalithic monument located in Poland. It is believed to have been built during the Bronze Age, between 1400 and 1100 BCE, and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the region.

The stone circle is located near the village of Odry, in the southwestern part of Poland, and consists of 11 large upright stones arranged in a circle. The stones vary in height, with the tallest measuring over 2.5 meters (8 feet) high. The circle has a diameter of about 27 meters (88 feet) and is surrounded by a ditch and bank.

The purpose of the Odry Stone Circle is not fully understood, but it is believed to have had some religious or ceremonial significance. Archaeologists have found a number of artifacts in and around the circle, including pottery, stone tools, and animal bones, suggesting that the site may have been used for rituals or sacrifices.

The Odry Stone Circle is also significant because it is one of the few such monuments in Poland. Most megalithic structures in Europe are found in the British Isles and the Mediterranean region, so the Odry Stone Circle is an important example of prehistoric monument building in Central Europe.

Today, the Odry Stone Circle is open to the public and is a popular destination for tourists and archaeology enthusiasts. The site has been protected by the Polish government since 1949 and was designated a national monument in 1974.

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