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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Well, at Least They Didn't Behead Them

The Callanish Stones (or "Callanish I", Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais in Scottish  Gaelic) are an arrangement of standing stones placed in a cruciform pattern with a central stone circle. They were erected in the late Neolithic era, and were a focus for ritual activity during the Bronze Age. They are near the village of Callinish (Gaelic: Calanais) on the west coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.



According to one tradition, the Callanish Stones were petrified giants who would not convert to Christianity.