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  Standing Stone, Avebury, Wiltshire, England

Standing Stone, Avebury, Wiltshire, England
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Comment icon #8 Posted by johnk81 on 3 February, 2009, 9:06
Very nice Bee , these are such odd structures , I visit regularly.
Comment icon #7 Posted by evancj on 4 February, 2009, 0:55
Nice shot. Thanks for posting it.I donít know if it's just me, but I can almost see a lions face and mane on this thing.What is the story behind this?
Comment icon #6 Posted by bee on 4 February, 2009, 21:00
Yes it does look like a feline kind of face. The Avebury stones are all different shapes andsizes. I don't think there's any particular story to this one. I took it in October. It's in thefield that has an opening by the Heritage Shop, if any one goes there and wants to see it.These stones are so old that we don't know what they might have looked like originally.Were they free standing? Or were they covered with something...like turf/wood?Kind-of like a stone joist? I have even tentatively speculated that they might have originally been covered in gold plating..But I think that...
Comment icon #5 Posted by Precious_Pimp on 20 February, 2009, 6:42
This is really cool. It looks like a lions face to me.
Comment icon #4 Posted by thefinalfrontier on 28 February, 2009, 11:39
wow thats cool Bee, Thank you for posting this, Being in the us we dont see this kind of stuff much,
Comment icon #3 Posted by bee on 28 February, 2009, 13:19
Thanks, both of you.................. I'll find another Avebury Stone photo to put here, later.It's a phenomenal place. A lot of it was destroyed...quite deliberatelyFROM HERE Imagine being responsible for deliberately destroying a lot of the circle!!!!Denying future generations from seeing/enjoying what was there.Thank goodness quite a lot remains.
Comment icon #2 Posted by mr rainbow on 12 April, 2011, 2:26
what was the reason for the destruction of these stones
Comment icon #1 Posted by grnpaed on 22 April, 2011, 15:39
Hi Bee, are these stones in the South of England? If so, then, that rules out glacial withdrawal from depositing them. They do exhibit the pitting and scaring caused by massive lightning strikes, then, worked by human hands much later.


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