Menhir Alignments, Carnac


Mark Cartwright
published on 04 August 2014
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A section of the Carnac Alignments in north-west France. These granite stone menhirs were placed in long parallel lines sometime between 5,000 and 3,000 BCE. Their purpose was most likely as markers of processional ways and sacred places such as important burials and religious sites.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2014, August 04). Menhir Alignments, Carnac. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Menhir Alignments, Carnac." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 04, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Menhir Alignments, Carnac." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Aug 2014. Web. 29 Oct 2020.

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