Megalithic complex in the north of Avebury Wiltshire
Avebury is a megalithic complex, consisting of a stone circle – cromlech, and the remains of two lanes. Also, here are the mysterious circles, Sanctuary, Silbury Hill (barrow-pyramid), as well as an unusual long barrow. Avebury is not as well known as the same Stonehenge, although in comparison with the monument of Avebury just fine.
Now this place is a small village having the same name. The place is located on the north of the county of Wiltshire, on a limestone hill. Initially, as a part of the monument 500 it was large stones, each weighing from 90 to 100 tons. Over the past hundred years, the stones were rastaskany or destroyed.
All the efforts that have been made to restore the monument and could not return to his former greatness. But still, it Avebury Henge, is the most spectacular place in the world. It continually attracts tourists not only by the appearance of abnormal circles, but also unusual buildings. The inner area of Avebury, diameter of more than 400 meters, surrounded by a circular ditch, over a mile in length.
The ground for the construction of the moat was pours out, and formed a huge shaft. Studies have shown that the depth of the pit is now almost is even a third of the original depth. Decreased and the same shaft, before he was 11 meters, and now hardly gets to the level of 6 meters. For the first time, the study of the mound Avebury engaged only in 1859. And excavations and restoration works were started only in 1955. At the moment, we see the results of these excavations.
Time Avebury creation dates back to around 3600 BC Avebury is a sanctuary of the sun, and it was built long before the appearance of the cult of the Druids, but its true purpose is still unknown. Perhaps it was just a sanctuary, probably the burial site. Now I find out there is no way. It remains only to observe the greatness of this structure and guess about its origins.