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The Avebury Cycle By Michael Dames

The Avebury Cycle by Michael Dames

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Summary

Avebury parish in Wiltshire contains a large collection of Stone Age monuments. This book explores the mystery of these monuments and reveals their collective purpose using archaeology, ethnography and folklore, arguing that the monuments were key elements in the worship of the Great Goddess.

The Avebury Cycle Summary

The Avebury Cycle by Michael Dames

Avebury parish in Wiltshire contains an amazing collection of Stone Age monuments. Four thousand years ago this stretch of the chalk downs was the metropolis of Britain, with the tallest man-made hill (Silbury), the largest henge or sacred enclosure (Avebury), the great chambered cemetery of West Kennet Long Barrow and the two stone avenues of West Kennet and Beckhampton. This new edition, which takes into account recent discoveries, explores the mystery of the Avebury monuments and reveals their collective purpose. Making use of archaeology, ethnography and folklore the book argues that the monuments were key elements in the worship of the Great Goddess, each representing different aspects of the annual fertility cycle corresponding to the agricultural year.

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GOR001318699
9780500278864
0500278865
The Avebury Cycle by Michael Dames
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1996-04-09
240
N/A
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