Monday, January 21, 2013

Mystery Of The Carnac Stones...!

For Monday's mystery we are stepping back in time a bit.

There are probably unexplained mysteries all over the world, and this one is from England. Thanks to the power of the internet, we can look at a few of these great mysteries and maybe solve a few of them while we are at it! Heck, that's part of the fun, right?

The Carnac Stones

Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but few know the Carnac Stones. These are 3,000 megalithic stones arranged in perfect lines over a distance of 12 kilometers on the coast of Brittany in the North-West of France. Mythology surrounding the stones says that each stone is a soldier in a Roman legion that Merlin the Wizard turned in to stone. Scientific attempts at an explanation suggests that the stones are most likely an elaborate earthquake detector. The identity of the Neolithic people who built them is unknown.

Ya know, it largely in part to sites like Listverse that we know about places like this. I visit their site often, and might suggest that you spend some time there. It's a great place to learn new things.

Coffee on the patio again. I'm really liking these sunny mornings that remind me of Spring.


Phyllis (N/W Jersey) said...

'Ya did it again, Mr. Hermit. Very, very interesting!
Coffee on the patio sounds great - it's 16 here and snow is expected later. Think I'll bring some fresh blueberry muffins for all to enjoy!

Momlady said...

It could have been magic. A bit nippy here but the sun is shining and it's a great day for a walk. Thanks for the muffins, Phyllis.

Baby Sis said...

Bubba -
These I like - probably never get a chance to go there again, but Listverse can take us, huh?

Is it carpet day today? I'll contribute some cranberry walnut bread to the coffee hour, 'cause coffee on the patio with you sounds great!

Big hugs -

linda m said...

This is a great mystery. I saw something about the Carnac Stones on the Discovery Channel a while back. No one really knows much about them. Coffee on the patio sounds good. It is 4 degrees here this morning with a light snow falling. I'll have a blueberry muffin and a slice of cranberry walnut bread . Thank you Baby Sis and Phyllis for the goodies. Food is my "comfort" thing as I don't like it when it gets this cold.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Maybe they were shields for the soldiers to hide behind when protecting their land from invaders.

JO said...

Very interesting indeed. I just went in and saved Listverse to my favorites. I always mean to but never remember.

It is just beautiful here now too. Set up the fountain yesterday and enjoyed a few hours on the porch.
The goodies from Phyllis and Sis sound so yummy and with nice sweet butter I will bring what a breakfast.

Anonymous said...

old and ancient "counting stone caculator"

nice to see it still survives