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Long Meg and Her Daughters stone circle

Long Meg and Her Daughters stone circle

C030/3737

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4771 x 3776 pixels

40.4 x 32.0 cm ⏐ 15.9 x 12.6 in (300dpi)

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MIDDLE TEMPLE LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MIDDLE TEMPLE LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Long Meg and Her Daughters stone circle. 18th-century illustration of the Bronze Age stone circle (top) later named 'Long Meg and Her Daughters'. These standing stones are near Penrith in Cumbria, in north-western England. The 59 stones form an oval shape that measures 100 metres on its long axis. Long Meg is the taller stone at far left in the illustration at top. The bottom illustration is titled 'Druidical Remains', showing another stone circle and referring to the belief that the druids, a Celtic order that existed after the Bronze Age in the Iron Age, used the stone circles in their rituals. This artwork, originally published in 1776, is from 'Antiquarian Repertory' (1807).

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