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The theme for today in Sunday Stamps is archaeology/anthropology. I have not had the time to look closer to some stamps that maybe fit in this category. But I have I least one who is worth showing, from France:


Les alignements of Carnac (Carnac stones) are a dense collection of more of 3000 prehistoric standing stones. Alignments, dolmens, tumuli and single menhirs erected by the proto-Celtic people on Brittany (France). The stones date from 4500 BC.

I was there some years ago, and I think it is a very special place.

9 comments:

  1. Stone circles are very interesting. Last week I looked to see if I had Stonehenge on a stamp (as it was the summer solstice) but didn't find it.

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  2. How stone circles came about is a fascinating subject to me. So I was glad to see this stamp.

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  3. The origins of stone circles is a fascinating subject. Loved to see Carnac on a stamp.

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  4. In fact, they are not circles, but rows.

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  5. How interesting - and very old! thank you for participating.

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  6. I think it a beautiful stamp! Must be an impressive place, too. Thank you for sharing, both the stamp and your experience!
    Today I was looking for stamps on the Dutch megaliths (hunebeds/dolmen). To my surprise I couldn't find any official stamp on these 5000 years old buildings...
    However, as said, I'm happy to see your French stamp.

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    1. I am very happy that I visited Carnac (it was eleven years ago). I have also visited other monuments in the area. I don't know why, but I feel something special when I am in front of so ancient pieces of... art? religion? ...?

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  7. That's such a beautiful stamp! definitely makes me wanna visit this place! Plus, when it comes to stone circles and such, always cool to see something else than Stonehenge :)

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    1. It is a very interesting area indeed. But don't expect to find circles! Carnac stones are rows, dolmens, etc.

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Thank you for coming. All your comments make me extremely happy.