Exploring Megalithic Europe: Amazing Sites to See for Yourself

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The sight of ancient stones, carefully placed in deliberate patterns, still standing after millennia, is mystical and awe-inspiring. Why were they put there, and how? Who made these megalithic monuments? Although we have clues, we may never get complete answers. Even so, and maybe partly because of this aura of mystery, Neolithic stone structures continue to fascinate us. Whether you are already a die-hard ‘megalithomaniac’, or just starting on your journey to becoming one, this book is a wonderful guide to some of the most dramatic of these structures scattered across Europe, from Scotland and Britain, to France, Iberia, and the Mediterranean, even to Switzerland, Holland, and more. It’s intelligently and cogently written, with careful attention paid to details such as site size and local which help you put the site in perspective and get some kind of idea of what it would be like to visit. If the details get too dense, the histories are still lively and entertaining; the author recounts local folklore, possible interpretations, historic understandings, scientific findings, and more. Best of all, the book is packed with photographs of the sites, many taken by the author himself. If you are traveling anywhere in Europe, this book will convince you to go visit them yourself!

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Author Julian Heath
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 292 pages
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish Date 2019-11-15
ISBN 9781538120910
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Issue November 2019
Category Travel


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