megalithic structure


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Noun1.megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
cromlech, dolmen, portal tomb - a prehistoric megalithic tomb typically having two large upright stones and a capstone
monument, memorial - a structure erected to commemorate persons or events
menhir, standing stone - a tall upright megalith; found primarily in England and northern France
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
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In this latest title in Profile Books' 'Wonders of the World' series the author turns her attention from Pugin and the nineteenth century Gothic revival to our most famous pre-historic ruin which is also 'the most famous megalithic structure in the world'.
Excavations beneath the largest megalithic structure at Nabta revealed a two-ton rock worked into the shape of a cow, while numerous cattle bones were unearthed in nearby mounds.
2) I am not aware of any megalithic structure in the Philippines, which could have been made by extraterrestrials or at least must have been constructed under their guidance, such as the pyramids in Egypt and Central America, Stonehenge in England, and the huge stone statues on Easter Island.
the oldest megalithic structure known for certain to have an astronomical function," Ray reports in the Jan.
The Neolithic Period refers to the last stage of the Stone Age which saw the spread of agriculture, the use of polished stone tools and the rise of megalithic structures.
Some old-style megalithic tombs may have been built during this period employing traditional techniques--big standing stones and horizontal slabs--, while extant megalithic structures from the 4th millennium BC were repeatedly used and reused for funerary purposes in the 3rd millennium (Boaventura, 2011: 179).
In Untitled, 1958, an irregular grille of reticulated black lines yields to a thick, cloven gash that doubles as void and volume, at once suggestive of inky depths and megalithic structures. The same year, Sekula made Portrait, scratching a fugitive female figure with a tree-trunk neck and pendulous breasts into a midnight-blue ground, revealing cerulean underpainting.
It also explores theories on topics ranging from Atlantis to Stonehenge and other megalithic structures, as well as the construction of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx.
They also recorded two megalithic structures and a large group of enclosures/hut sites (Hensey et al.
But the pictures of these megalithic structures lack the warmth of earlier libraries.
Motorhead by Rugby-based artist Pete Thornley is nearly four metres tall and is made from unaltered, everyday objects, including twic subwoofer Acoustic Wave Cannons as megalithic structures. Pete says it embraces the concept of ready-made art created by Marcel Duchamp in the early 20th century.