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|Zvolen is situated in the southwestern part of the basin of Zvolen by the confluence of rivers Slatina and Hron under the promontory of Javorina mountain range. The first written notice about the settlement comes from 1135 and is related to the locality of Pustý hrad ( a castle) where used to be the center of power administration. From the 14th century it served as a residence of county adminis...||10/17/2005||297|
|The Zvolen castle ( a national cultural monument) is a gothic building masterpiece. It was ordered to be built by the Hungarian king Ľudovít Veľký z Anjou (Ľudovít the Great from Anjou) as a gothic hunting residence in the 2nd half of the 14th century. The building was renewed by the later owner – Hungarian aristocrat Ján Thurzo at the turn of the 15th and 16th century. Being inf...||10/17/2005||318|
|A large stone circle in the Grampian region of Scotland. The recumbent stone circle has a large stone slab aligned to the SSW, in line with the major southern moonset, flanked by two tall stones (known as flankers) with the rest of the stones in the circle being graded in size around to the smallest opposite the recumbent. There is a ring cairn within the circle.|
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|Boscawen-Un is a Bronze age stone circle close to St Buryan in Cornwall, UK. It consists of 19 upright stones in an ellipse with diameters 24.9m and 21.9m, with another, leaning, stone just south of the centre. There is a west-facing gap in the circle, which may have formed an entrance.|
The leaning stone aligns exactly with the centre stone at the Mên-an-Tol and the church at nea...
|At the southern entrance of Baalbeck, Lebanon there is a quarry where the stones used in the temples were cut. A huge block, considered the largest known stone in the world, still sits where it was cut almost 2,000 years ago. Called the "Stone of the Pregnant Woman", it is 21.5m x 4.8m x 4.2meters in size and has an estimated weigh between 1,000 and 2,000 tons.|
At the top of Serra da Mantiqueira, is located the majestic Pedra do Baú (Stone of the Trunk), 1.950 meter-high . Although it is part of the municipal district of São Bento do Sapucaí, the Pedra do Baú is in Campos de Jordão's tourist script, and can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Formerly called Embaú's(watchman) Stone, it...
|This stone was transported by a glacier and ended here at Hesselager about 15000 years ago.|
It weighs approximately 1000 tons with a circumference of 46 meters. It has a volume of approximately 370m3.
The size of the stone you can see by the man on the photo.
|An about 2 m high Menhir/stone build up 2500 BC. Formerly it was an occult place of the Chatten tribe. In the middle age it was a place trials were hold.|
A menhir is a large, single upright standing stone (monolith or megalith), of prehistoric European origin.
The word menhir was adopted, via French, by 19th century archaeologists on the basis of words in the Breto...
|According to certain data the bridge was built in the 6th century, whereas in its present form it was raised upon the old foundation in the time of the Sultan Murat II in the first half of the 15th century. As the name itself says, the stone bridge was built of solid stone blocks, while its massive construction is supported by firm columns, connected with semicircular arcs. |
The Stone Br...
| Balgarthno Stone Circle, also known as 'Farm of Corn', is a scheduled ancient monument, and measures 6.1m in diameter. Only one stone still stands and is 1.6m tall by 1.5m wide by 0.7m thick. There is evidence of a slight ditch around the circle, which appears to stand on a slight mound.|
Balgarthno Stone Circle is part of a larger arrangement which included the circle at Mylnfield and ...
|A very large quarry in Cheektowaga NY. Buffalo Crushed Stone provides crushed stone for construction sites, roadways, and other commerical uses in Western New York.||10/29/2005||409|
|Strichen Stone Circle is a small Megalithic period stone circle located in the north east of Scotland, near to Strichen, Aberdeenshire.|
The circle has been destroyed at least twice: once by a tenant farmer who was ordered to put it back in place by his landlord.
It has been restored as recently as the 1980s.
Various-sized pieces of quartz can be foun...