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West Kennet Avenue

West Kennet Avenue is a prehistoric site in Wiltshire, Great Britain. West Kennet Avenue was built around 2400 BC. West Kennet Avenue was originally 2.5 km in length. West Kennet Avenue connects the Avebury Stone Circles and the Sanctuary on Overton Hill and crosses the small Village of West Kennet. Excavations indicated that around 100 pairs of standing stones had lined West Kennet Avenue. The stones of West Kennet Avenue are erected in pairs, a female stone facing a male stone. The female stones are diamond shaped, the male stones are pillar-like. Many stones of West Kennet Avenue are missing. The positions of the missing stones are marked in concrete. West Kennet Avenue is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites. Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites, such as West Kennet Avenue and Silbury Hill, gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1986

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West Kennet Avenue - Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites: A female diamond-shaped stone of West Kennet Avenue and a pillar-like male stone in the...

Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites: A female diamond-shaped stone of West Kennet Avenue and a pillar-like male stone in the background. The stones of West Kennet Avenue are female and male types, the female stones are diamond shaped, the male stones are pillar-like. West Kennet Avenue was built in the Neolithic period at the same time as the Avebury stone circles were erected. West Kennet Avenue is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. West Kennet Avenue - Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites: A female diamond-shaped stone of West Kennet Avenue and a pillar-like male stone in the...

    Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites: A female diamond-shaped stone of West Kennet Avenue and a pillar-like male stone in the background. The stones of West Kennet Avenue are female and male types, the female stones are diamond shaped, the male stones are pillar-like. West Kennet Avenue was built in the Neolithic period at the same time as the Avebury stone circles were erected. West Kennet Avenue is an UNESCO World Heritage.

  2. West Kennet Avenue - Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites: West Kennet Avenue was built around 2400 BC, the avenue is formed by two parallel lines of stones, the...

    Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites: West Kennet Avenue was built around 2400 BC, the avenue is formed by two parallel lines of stones, the distance between the parallel lines is about 25 metres. The avenue was originally is 2.5 km in length. Over the centuries, many of the stones were removed and used for building material. West Kennet Avenue is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites.

  3. West Kennet Avenue - A pillar-like male stone of West Kennet Avenue. The avenue consisted of about hundred pairs of standing stones. The stones of...

    A pillar-like male stone of West Kennet Avenue. The avenue consisted of about hundred pairs of standing stones. The stones of the avenue are different in size. Some stones were used as grave markers. Four graves were excavated in the 1930s, belonging to the Bell Beaker culture, about 2800-1800 BC. Three graves contained a single person, the other grave contained the remains of three persons. 

  4. West Kennet Avenue - West Kennet Avenue connects the south entrance of the Avebury Henge to the Sanctuary on Overton Hill. The stones of West Kennet Avenue are...

    West Kennet Avenue connects the south entrance of the Avebury Henge to the Sanctuary on Overton Hill. The stones of West Kennet Avenue are erected in pairs, a female stone facing a male stone.  West Kennet Avenue is a prehistoric site in Wiltshire, Great Britain. West Kennet Avenue is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites.

  5. West Kennet Avenue - West Kennet Avenue: The two rows of stones of West Kennet Avenue looking towards Avebury. Many of the stones had already been disappeared by the...

    West Kennet Avenue: The two rows of stones of West Kennet Avenue looking towards Avebury. Many of the stones had already been disappeared by the time the avenue was first mentioned in the 17th century. The northern third of the avenue was excavated in 1934-1935. Nowadays, the positions of the missing stones are marked in concrete. West Kennet Avenue is about 4,600 years old.