I run Boyne Valley Tours and noticed how often sheep are in photos of megalithic sites : Newgrange, Tara, Loughcrew, Avebury and more.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gib Hill and Arbor Low in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England

Sheep at Arbor Low Neolithic henge monument in the Peak District - Photo Credit Griffith 2010

Arbor Low from Gib Hill in the Peak District, Derbyshire - Photo Credit Griffith 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sheep at Avebury Stone Circle in the 1960's

Photo by Ken White

Photo from the 1960's of the Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire, England. Avebury consists of a large henge and a massive stone circle surrounding the village of Avebury in the English county of Wiltshire. It is one of the finest and largest Neolithic monuments in Europe, about 5,000 years old. More from Wikipedia ...

Photo by Ken White

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sheep at Castlerigg Stone Circle, Keswick, Cumbria, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle is on the level top of a low hill. There are 38 stones in a circle approximately 30 metres in diameter. Within the ring is a rectangle of a further 10 standing stones. The tallest stone is 2.3 metres high. It was probably built around 3000 BC - the beginning of the later Neolithic Period - and is one of the earliest stone circles in Britain. It is important in terms of megalithic astronomy and geometry, as the construction contains significant astronomical alignments. More ...


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