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LAGATJAR - Megaliths Alignment

These megalith alignments, contemporary to those (more famous) of Carnac, show that the Crozon peninsula was inhabited since many thousands of years. The standing stones date from about 2500 BC. In the beginning there were probably more than 400 stones; today there are only 65 left, arranged in three lines that form three of the four sides of a rectangle. The longest line is about 200 m. It is assumed that the arrangement had an astronomic significance related to the constellation of Pleiades whose name in Breton is “ar yar” (the hen), hence the name of the place derived from “Lagad-Yar” (hen’s eye).

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Aliniamentele de megaliţi, contemporanele cu cele (mai cunoscute) de la Carnac, aratǎ cǎ peninsula Crozon a fost locuitǎ de mai multe mii de ani. Menhirele dateazǎ din anii 2500 î.Ch. Iniţial, în amplasament s-au aflat probabil peste 400 de pietre; astǎzi au mai rǎmas 65, dispuse în trei linii formând trei din laturile unui dreptunghi. Cea mai lungǎ dintre ele are cca. 200 m. Se presupune cǎ amplasamentul a avut unele semnificaţii de naturǎ astronomicǎ, fiind legate de constelaţia Pleiadelor, purtând în bretonǎ numele de “ar yar” (gǎina), de unde şi numele locului derivat din “Lagad-Yar” (ochiul gǎinii).

 

Source: WIKIPEDIA

 

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Taken on September 3, 2011