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Grand-Menhir, Locmariaquer


Mark Cartwright
published on 12 August 2014
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Three of the remaining pieces of the Grand-Menhir at the Neolithic site of Locmariaquer in north-west France. The menhir once stood 20 metres high and weighed 280 tons. It toppled and broke into four pieces c. 4,000 BCE, a few hundred years after its original positioning.

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About the Author

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 12). Grand-Menhir, Locmariaquer. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Grand-Menhir, Locmariaquer." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 12, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Grand-Menhir, Locmariaquer." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Aug 2014. Web. 12 Apr 2021.

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