NB2133 : The Callanish Stones of the Isle of Lewis

near to Calanais, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

The Callanish Stones of the Isle of Lewis
The Callanish Stones of the Isle of Lewis
This group of local stones near the village of Callanish (Gaelic: Calanais) is one of 20 prehistoric monumental sites in the vicinity. The stones pictured are mainly a group of 13, standing between 8 and 13 feet tall surrounding a central stone 16 feet high. They are among about 50 stones on this site which form the rough shape of a cross. Excavation indicates that they were first erected some 4000 years ago. Although theories abound, nothing is known of their purpose LinkExternal link
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1996
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Date Taken
June 1996   (more nearby)
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Friday, 5 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium  People, Events  Derelict, Disused  Islands  Religious sites  Village, Rural settlement  Sport, Leisure  Historic sites and artefacts  Coastal 
Location (from Tags)
Calanais  Isle of Lewis  Callanish 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 213 330 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:11.8452N 6:44.7053W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 213 330
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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