|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Location||Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Criteria||Cultural: (i), (ii), (iii)|
|Inscription||1986 (10th Session)|
|Area||4,985.4 ha (19.249 sq mi)|
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.
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Avebury is 19 miles (30 kilometres) to the north of Stonehenge. It is Europe's largest prehistoric stone circle. It has about 100 megaliths.
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- 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 | change source]
Media related to Prehistoric Wiltshire at Wikimedia Commons