Carnac Stones Carnac, France

Carnac Stones

Carnac, France


A dense collection of over three thousand standing stones can be found around the French Village of Carnac. The Carnac Stones, which were erected between 4500 and 3300 B.C., are the largest of such collection in the world. There are several theories as to the purpose of the stones. Some claim that they are aligned astronomically to create an observatory or a calendar system, while others believe that they were used as primitive seismic instruments, the balance stones acting as earthquake detectors.

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