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Avebury

The Avebury Stone Circles and Henge are part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. The Avebury Stone Circles and Henge are located around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, Great Britain. The Avebury Stone Circles and Henge are about 5000 years old. Avebury is one of the largest megalithic sites in Europe. Avebury consists of two inner stone circles and a larger outer stone circle, surrounded by a ditch and a bank. The Outer Circle of Avebury is the largest known stone circle in the world, even larger than Stonehenge. Only 27 stones of the Outer Circle of Avebury have survived. The Swindon Stone is the largest stone of the Avebury Stone Circles. All the stones of Avebury are natural blocks of sarsen stone. The West Kennet Avenue connects the Avebury Stone Circles and Henge and the Sanctuary on Overton Hill. The village of Avebury is surrounded by the Avebury Stone Circles and Henge. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites, including Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Avenue, were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986. World Heritage Art: Stone Circle

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Avebury - The megalithic monument Avebury was constructed around 2600 BC, it consists of two inner stone circles and one larger outer stone...

The megalithic monument Avebury was constructed around 2600 BC, it consists of two inner stone circles and one larger outer stone circle, surrounded by a ditch and a bank. In 2017, an unique square megalithic monument has been discovered within the stone circles of Avebury. Avebury is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites.

  1. Avebury - The megalithic monument Avebury was constructed around 2600 BC, it consists of two inner stone circles and one larger outer stone...

    The megalithic monument Avebury was constructed around 2600 BC, it consists of two inner stone circles and one larger outer stone circle, surrounded by a ditch and a bank. In 2017, an unique square megalithic monument has been discovered within the stone circles of Avebury. Avebury is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites.

  2. Avebury - Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: The earthworks of Avebury consists of a circular ditch, the soil and chalk rubble dug out of the ditch were piled...

    Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: The earthworks of Avebury consists of a circular ditch, the soil and chalk rubble dug out of the ditch were piled up to make a bank on the outer side. Inside the bank and the ditch are a large outer stone circle and two smaller inner stone circles. Most of the stones of Avebury are very large, the largest weighing over 40 tons. 

  3. Avebury - The Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: Part of the earthwork bank and Outer Stone Circle. There are four entrances through which people can...

    The Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: Part of the earthwork bank and Outer Stone Circle. There are four entrances through which people can enter the Avebury earthwork, where the modern roads now runs. Three of these are known to be the original entrances, the fourth is on the east side and is probably an original entrance as well.

  4. Avebury - Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: Just within the ditch are the remains of the Outer Circle. All the stones of Avebury are natural blocks of...

    Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: Just within the ditch are the remains of the Outer Circle. All the stones of Avebury are natural blocks of sarsen stone, they have not been dressed to shape. It seems likely that the prehistoric builders of Avebury deliberately selected the stones for their shape, a tall pillar with vertical sides and a broad diamond standing on one corner.

  5. Avebury - Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: The Swindon Stone is the heaviest stone at Avebury. Pairs of large stones were placed flanking the...

    Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: The Swindon Stone is the heaviest stone at Avebury. Pairs of large stones were placed flanking the entrances into the henge and the Avebury Stone Circles. Two of them survive at the southern entrance, the enormous Swindon Stone by the side of the Swindon road is the survivor of a pair of stones at the northern entrance.

  6. Avebury - Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: One of the stones of the Inner Stone Circle of Avebury. The Northern Inner Circle of Avebury was about...

    Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: One of the stones of the Inner Stone Circle of Avebury. The Northern Inner Circle of Avebury was about 98 metres in diameter, the circle contained thirty standing stones, only four have survived. At the centre of the Northern Inner Circle was the so-called Cove, three huge standing stones. Nowadays, only two of them are standing.

  7. Avebury - Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites: Avebury consists of two inner stone circles and a larger outer stone circle, surrounded by a ditch and...

    Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites: Avebury consists of two inner stone circles and a larger outer stone circle, surrounded by a ditch and an earthwork bank, the henge. Avebury is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. The UNESCO World Heritage was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986.

  8. Avebury - The Avebury Stone Circles and Henge are about 5000 years old and one of the largest megalithic sites in Europe. The great Outer Stone Circle...

    The Avebury Stone Circles and Henge are about 5000 years old and one of the largest megalithic sites in Europe. The great Outer Stone Circle of Avebury is the largest known stone circle in the world. The Outer Circle consisted of about hundred standing stones originally. Within the Outer Circle of Avebury are the remains of several settings of stones.

  9. Avebury - Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: Part of the great Outer Stone circle and the circular ditch. Only twenty-seven stones of the Outer...

    Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: Part of the great Outer Stone circle and the circular ditch. Only twenty-seven stones of the Outer Circle of Avebury have survived, the positions of the missing stones are marked with small concrete pillars. Between the Outer Circle and the circular ditch, the excavators found the stump of a solitary stone, the so-called Ring Stone.

  10. Avebury - Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: The Outer Circle of Avebury is the largest known stone circle in the world. The village of Avebury is...

    Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: The Outer Circle of Avebury is the largest known stone circle in the world. The village of Avebury is surrounded by the Avebury Stone Circles and the henge, the earthworks consisting of an inner ditch and the outer banks. The small village of Avebury is situated in Wiltshire, in southwest England.

  11. Avebury - Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: At the centre of the Southern Inner Circle was a huge upright stone. The Southern Circle of Avebury contained...

    Avebury Stone Circles and Henge: At the centre of the Southern Inner Circle was a huge upright stone. The Southern Circle of Avebury contained thirty-two stones, only five have survived, the positions of the others are marked with concrete pillars. The Southerh Inner Circle was slightly larger than the Northern Inner Circle.

  12. Avebury - West Kennet Avenue leads from the southern entrance of the Avebury Stone Circles and Henge to the Sanctuary on Overton Hill. The Beckhampton...

    West Kennet Avenue leads from the southern entrance of the Avebury Stone Circles and Henge to the Sanctuary on Overton Hill. The Beckhampton Avenue started at the western entrance of Avebury. The Avebury Stone Circles and Henge are situated around the small village of Avebury. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986.