Carnac lies on the south coast of Brittany. The commune is renowned for its neolithic stone alignments that were originally up to 8 kilometers long. Today, it still about 3km that are preserved.
Up to 11 megalithic rows are placed in parallel, the individual stones are up to 4 m high. They are about 4500 years old. It is one of the largest Neolithic menhir collections in the world.
Why our ancestors had built these stone rows is unclear. Perhaps it should be a monument in honor of the gods or the ancestors.
Or perhaps they have also just made it, because were able to.
Or maybe it was necessary to build such a huge testimony to create a social fabric.
Other people were compelled to help with, or felt compelled. Organization was needed and demographic structures were created.
Up to now, we do not know what our ancestors wanted to tell us, but it’s impressive!
The stone alignments are divided into several groups, Kerlescan, Le Menec and Kermario. The largest stone collection is the one of Ménec.
Between April and September, visitors can visit these fascinating sites in Carnac.
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