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Vieux de 7000 ans, les sites mégalithiques de Carnac sont mondialement connus et demeurent un haut lieu de la Préhistoire européenne. La singularité des mégalithes de Carnac est leur incroyable alignement. Les deux principaux sites (Ménec et Kermario) regroupent à eux seuls près de 3000 menhirs. Ces alignements s'étendent sur près de 4 kilomètres! Ces architectures gardent encore une grande part de mystère et impressionnent les visiteurs. Les menhirs: une armée de pierres… selon la légende, ou plutôt un lieu de culte. Les dolmens et tumulus sont en fait des sépultures individuelles ou collectives. Les alignements avaient probablement un rôle cultuel et constituaient un site religieux.

7,000 year old, Carnac megalithic sites are world famous and remains a hotbed of European prehistory. The uniqueness of the megaliths of Carnac is their incredible alignment. The two main sites (Ménec and Kermario) group alone nearly 3,000 menhirs. These alignments extend nearly 4 miles! These architectures still retain a great deal of mystery and impress visitors. Menhirs: an army of stone ... according to the legend, or rather a place of worship. Dolmens and tumuli are actually individual or collective burials. Alignments were probably a religious role and were a religious site.

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jlou

Cyrus, are these the Carnac Stones? Were they used for religious purposes?
I googled and this is the impression I got from Wikipedia. They also had a lot more interesting info on Brittany....................

"Brittany has been inhabited by humans since the Lower Paleolithic. The first settlers were Neanderthals. This population was scarce and very similar to the other Neanderthals found in the whole of Western Europe. Their only original feature was a distinct culture, called "Colombanian". One of the oldest hearths in the world has been found in Plouhinec, Finistère. It is 450,000 years old."

They have much more about Brittany, and I am returning now to read the rest, thanks for the jigsaw puzzle.