Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
|Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites *|
View of Stonehenge from the west
|Criteria||i, ii, iii|
|Region **||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||1986 (10th Session)|
|* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List
** Region as classified by UNESCO
Stonehenge and Avebury are groups of large stones called megaliths. Both sites are circles of stones which are placed in a pattern. In each, the placement of the stones and spaces between them have astronomical meaning.
Avebury is 30 km to the north of Stonehenge. It is Europe's largest prehistoric stone circle. It has about 100 megaliths.
Related pages [change]
- UNESCO, "Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
- EnglishHeritage.org, "Silbury Hill, Avebury"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
- Avebury-web.co.uk, "Windmill Hill"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
- EnglishHeritage.org, "West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
- EnglishHeritage.org, "The Sanctuary, Avebury"; StoneCircles.org.uk, "The Sanctuary", Overton Hill; retrieved 2012-4-21.
Other websites [change]
- Media related to Stonehendge at Wikimedia Commons
- EnglishHeritage.org, Stonehenge
- SacredDestinations.com, Stonehenge