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"The Stone Circle of Avebury", ©2006 Elroy Christenson
The stone circle at is about a 1/4 mile across with these stones toward the center. A village is actually built in the middle of the circle with a couple of churches and a bar. It is a very bucolic place and one of my favorite spots to visit in all of England. It is not a popular as Stonehenge, which is fairly nearby, and that is a good thing. It probably operated for centuries in a similar way to Stonehenge as a gigantic solitial calendar and probably dates to the same era of about 2000 bce.
I often believe that these stones should have names or least their own religious ceremony. This particular one I have photographed several different times in different years. It always has the symbol of fecundity.