Rating: 8,2/10 ( votes)Avebury is called a cult monument of antiquity located in Wiltshire, England, which is a megalithic tombs and sanctuaries spread over a fairly large area. The building got its name from the nearby village. Avebury is much less known than Stonehenge, although it is much larger in size. At one time, people destroyed a significant part of the complex, not everything was restored. For its special historical value, Avebury, along with all its constituent parts, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Presumably the time of creation of this unusual monument was the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. Archaeologists name the time boundaries from 2100 to 1650 BC. e. Avebury is a huge cromlech with an area of 11.5 hectares, and the diameter of the circle it forms is about 350 meters. Along the edges of the cromlech there are about a hundred stone pillars. Inside the structure are also two stone alleys of Beckhampton Avenue and West Kenneth Avenue, next to the pyramidal-shaped Silbury Hill mound and the elongated West Kenneth Long Barrow mound. The characteristic feature of Asbury is a deep moat dug around the entire structure and a total length of about a mile. This ditch was made by the great efforts of ancient builders in the chalk soil, and the dug soil formed a rampart nearby. In the shaft and the ditch, 4 passes were made to the inside of the structure. These passages correspond approximately to the four cardinal points. Remains of the prehistoric Ridgeway Road can also be found near Avebury.
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