menhir


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Synonyms for menhir

a tall upright megalith

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Sarah Pople, from law firm Slater and Gordon, said: "We believe Lac Du Menhir failed to provide clean water.
Menhirs are believed to be part of a Neolithic fertility rite, and scholars see them as proof the ancient inhabitants had knowledge of architecture, astronomy, mathematics, and geology.
Terroba Souto (2015: 13) plantea la existencia de dos fases para la produccion de la estela de Castrelo do Val, un primer momento en el que se observan caracteristicas formales que recuerdan a las denominadas estatuas menhir del noroeste Iberico, y un segundo momento en el que se introduce una iconografia tipica de las estelas de guerrero del sudoeste.
2010), que tambien se ha reconocido en el contorno trabajado del gran menhir de Kurtzegan (Lopez Quintana, 2015).
Del Dolmen y el Menhir a las piramides de Keops, Kefren y Micerino en Egipto o la de Pakal en el mundo Maya, ha sido largo el camino recorrido por el Hombre, que con sencillas tumbas en el Camposanto o magnificos sepulcros dentro de las Iglesias, se ha manifestado hasta nuestros dias dentro de una gran riqueza de estilos --neoclasico, romanico, gotico, barroco y hasta oriental-- en los Panteones.
As there was no lake to look after, Upai Semaring left the hill, going to Upper Padas, Sabah, and then Upper Trusan in Sarawak, leaving traces of his journey in the from of menhir and carved stones (batu narit).
Now consider the words tossed at the bee's 2009 finalists, all 12- and 13-year-olds: Laodicean, Maecenas, menhir, apodyterium, herniorrhaphy.
Neolithic standing stones; megalith and menhir, being a natural extension of the appreciation of raw geology.
But those ruins are as different as the pyramids of Yucatan are from the ziggurats of Sumer, as a Neolithic menhir in Cornwall is from the kitschy little obelisk at Trinity.
Die latere ruwe suil van 'n menhir of staanklip herinner hom ook weer aan die klipsuile of padrao's wat die Portugese seilvaarders langs die kus van Afrika geplant het (Miles, 2003:30).
5) I thank the anonymous reviewer of this paper for the excellent suggestion that the Three Farthing Stone could be a menhir.
El menhir es un falo en si mismo, con una capacidad inherente de evidenciar el poder de la fertilidad masculina.
Browning links the reader's response with "the primal (and phallic) energy of the menhir Juan and Elvire see, and which Browning will link, even more daringly with the Word which is God" (p.
Islanders still place flowers on the 4000-year-old menhir statue at the gate of St Martin's church, she's called grandmother of the cemetery and is probably the goddess of fertility.
Menhir alignments were, according to these interpretations, landing strips for spaceships.