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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Prehistoric


Some photos from my recent holiday in Brittany. The picture above was of some of the megaliths north of Carnac. I found these tremendously exciting (much to the amazement of my kids "but they're just big rocks". But there were so many of them and they are so mysterious. 

The effort that must have gone into the construction.



We then visited Cairn de Petit Mont near Arzon. Here the exciting thing were the neolithic paintings inside. You could look at them really closely, but unfortunately we weren't allowed to photograph inside.


And finally we visited the Village de L'An Mil a reconstructed village of about 1000 AD, built on an archaelogical site. There was also a garden just stocked with plants of the period. It was simply buzzing with insects, and is where I took some of my wildlife photos in Fauna and Flora.



22 comments:

  1. wow - these are so interesting!! I love how you can get so up close and personal with them (unlike Stonehenge). I find many Americans don't always realize that there are numerous ancient megaliths, dwellings, etc in Europe. We've seen some fabulous ones in Ireland! thanks for sharing your pics! -Beth Beth's Book-Nook Blog

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  2. Very neat! I don't guess I realized there were more than Stonehenge. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Love your second picture of you children "trying to move" the great slab of rock. I too did not realize there were other megaliths and dwellings, but of course there would be. One day, I will visit Europe. One day!!!

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  4. So very interesting!~ I would love to visit this area of France! I am so fascinated by these ancient sites! I've been to Avebury in Somerset and was equally enthralled!

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  6. Wow....love these photos.

    Your kids look so cute trying to push that huge rock. :)

    I would love the paintings. I do like those rocks too. Amazing.


    Enjoy your weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Saturday Snapshot

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  7. Wow, what an amazing place to visit! We've been to the ancient cave dwellings in New Mexico. It really boggles the mind to think of humans living that long ago, doesn't it?

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  8. I have seen tombs similar to this in Ireland (in particular Newgrange). The scale and settings were very powerful. What I found especially interesting is that inscription patterns on the stones were similar to petroglyphs of Native Americans in the southwest U.S.

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  10. Very cool- I would love to see that!

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  11. Now that looks like a great place to spend the day! Very interesting!!

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  12. The standing stones are amazing. I missed the cave paintings and the prehistoric village. I'd love to see them. Next time. Here's Mine

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  13. There IS such a mystery to these, isn't there?!?!?! What a fun day this looks to have been!

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  14. Beautiful photography of your trip to Brittany ~ love the stone work ~ and your crafts are delightful and very creative ~ carol, xo

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  15. I just Love these kinds of places! Never actually visited any but I would love to. Have a great weekend, Ginny!

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  16. Wow! What a great place to get to see. I think the megaliths are fascinating too. Thanks for sharing your photos.

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  17. This summer I visited a site of burial mounds and negatively viewed them as "just dips in the ground." Which means I can see your kids' point of view.

    But, I also found myself so intrigued by the cliff-dwellings of the Anazasi in Arizona that I bought books about them. Which means I also understand how the megaliths could feel exciting and mysterious. :-)

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  18. It looks a fabulous place to visit. I can see why you all enjoyed it.

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  20. What an exciting trip! There really are a lot of these rock formations around the world. Wonder if we'll ever know what and how about them?

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  21. Fascinating structures and so many unanswered questions about their purpose.

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