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Callanish Stones… click for full size pictures!

Posted on September 20, 2010

Main stone at centre of circle...

Callanish Stone Circle is estimated to have been constructed about 2900 - 2600 BC possibly before 3000 BC making the structure older than the Great Pyramid of Giza. The 13 primary stones form a circle about 13 m in diameter, with a long approach avenue of stones to the north, and shorter stone rows to the east, south, and west. The overall layout of the monument recalls a distorted Celtic cross. The individual stones vary from around 1 m to 5 m in height, with an average of 4 m, and are of the local Lewisian gneiss. It has been speculated, among other theories, that the stones may have formed a calendar system based on the position of the moon. Nobody really knows what this stone circle was made for I guess it's a case for the X-Files.

Side on view of one of one of the stones...

Centre ring with strange structure in the middle

The centre ring has the largest stones.

Looking South down one of the arms towards the centre of the circle.

Centre Stone and smaller ring.

Looking along one of the rows.

A more panoramic view.

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