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#5511: King's Stone (1800-1500 BC)

Photo 5511: King's Stone (1800-1500 BC) - Rollright Stones

Photo Details

Photo ID
5511
Date
2006-10-07
Location
Rollright Stones
Description
The King's Stone, a large block of limestone about 2.5 m high. Erected around 1800-1500 BC, this is believed to have been a marker stone for an early Bronze Age cemetery. Several small cairns containing cremations were discovered around the stone. The stone's unusual shape is not original; it derives from early visitors chipping away pieces to take away as talismans or for healing purposes. Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire, England.
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Resolution
4000 x 2594 px
File Size
6.57 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
51.975535° N, 1.570793° W
Date Digitized
October 7, 2006
Date Uploaded
May 11, 2010
Credit
Holly Hayes