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date: 15 August 2022

Avebury, Wiltshire, England 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology
Author(s):

Timothy Darvill

[Si]The largest and finest henge monument in Britain, set on the rolling chalk downlands of southern England near the headwaters of the River Kennet. The great ditch encloses an area of 11.5 ha and has a diameter of 350 m. On the inner edge of the ditch stood a ring of 98 stones. Near the centre of the henge were two smaller stone circles with internal settings. Limited excavation within the interior of the site revealed very little, as is the case at most henge monuments. It is, however, known that prior to its construction in about ... ...

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