Avebury in Wiltshire is a small village at the centre of the biggest prehistoric henge monument and stone circle complex in the UK. The village also features a variety of craft shops, bookshops and a museum. There is also the newly refurbished Avebury Manner, a historic stately home.
The village of Avebury is situated in the middle of the UKs largest prehistoric stone circle complex, surrounded by an extensive henge monument and ditch monument. The main stone circles at Avebury were probably constructed around 2500 BC but there is evidence of land use by people for over 6000 years.
Faces in the Avebury Stones
It is a popular tradition to look for the semblance of faces among the twisted forms of the stones at Avebury such as this one. Very many have been spotted and many more are yet to be discovered. There are in fact several popular books available documenting some of the more well-known.
Stones of Avebury
The massive stones of the outer circle at Avebury appear to be placed in order with a roughly rhombus or diamond shaped stone followed by a tall roughly cylindrical stone, alternating around the circle. This has led to supposition that the pattern may be gender related.