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Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

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Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is located in Wiltshire
Avebury
Avebury
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Avebury and Stonehenge in Wiltshire
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location United Kingdom Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 51°10′44″N 1°49′31″W / 51.1789°N 1.8253°W / 51.1789; -1.8253
Includes
Criteria Cultural: (i), (ii), (iii) Edit this on Wikidata
Reference 373
Inscription 1986 (10th Session)
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is located in the United Kingdom
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
Location of Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Wiltshire, England.[1]

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 may have astronomical meaning.[1]

History[change | change source]

The creation of Stonehenge and Avebury dates from the Bronze Age.[1]

Avebury is 19 miles (30 kilometres) to the north of Stonehenge. It is Europe's largest prehistoric stone circle. It has about 100 megaliths.[1]

Small sites of prehistoric stones are nearby,[1] including Silbury Hill,[2] Windmill Hill,[3] West Kennet Long Barrow,[4] and Overton Hill.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 UNESCO, "Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  2. EnglishHeritage.org, "Silbury Hill, Avebury"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  3. Avebury-web.co.uk, "Windmill Hill"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  4. EnglishHeritage.org, "West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  5. EnglishHeritage.org, "The Sanctuary, Avebury"; StoneCircles.org.uk, "The Sanctuary", Overton Hill; retrieved 2012-4-21.

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Media related to Stonehendge at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 51°10′44″N 1°49′31″E / 51.17889°N 1.82528°E / 51.17889; 1.82528