The stone, which stands among apartment buildings in The Inch district in the suburbs of Edinburgh, Scotland, attracts attention at first sight perhaps only because it is surrounded by a fence. However, he protects it from vandals, because it is one of the oldest stone monuments in the world.
Experts estimate that it was erected about four thousand years ago during the Neolithic period, making it about a thousand years younger than the famous Stonehenge and even closer to the Pyramid of Djoser at Giza, which is about 4,600 years old.
Old illustrations show that the stone, just over two meters high, originally stood alone in fields near Edinburgh, but was moved in the 19th century due to road construction. And when the housing estate began to be built in the 1960s, he moved a second time. But then only by about a hundred meters.
There are several other isolated megaliths in the area, the AP reports, but only this one stands in a built-up area. Its history is rather hazy and it currently has no archaeological potential, yet according to experts it has enormous historical and cultural significance.
They went “on one” in Edinburgh, they made up in Berlin
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