The stone circle at Avebury is the largest stone circle in Europe and consists of three large stone circles located close to the village of Avebury in Wiltshire, South-West England.
The village of Avebury is the modern version of the ancient name. The early Roman British settlers known as ‘Vultens,’ were probably the early farmers who built the church and the surrounding area. Cave paintings are still found in the area.
The first stone circle was discovered in 1818 near Avebury. It was a grouping of stones, surrounded by grass and about 3 miles from the village. That circle could have been used as a hunting camp.
Avebury is one of the 14 British UNESCO World Heritage sites and includes the largest stone circle in Europe. It also has the largest prehistoric mound – in the form of Silbury Hill, as well as one of the longest burial mounds.
- Why does this Wiltshire village draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each year?
- Why do electronic items mysteriously fail when used near the ancient energy lines running through the village?
- What secrets do the 5,000 year-old stones hide?