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Gun Rith Menhir

Standing Stone / Menhir


Bronze Age Stone Set Back In Place

From an article on the thisisDevon Web site, published 27th June 2003:
A prehistoric standing stone - one of the vital features of Cornwall's Bronze Age landscape - was returned to its original site yesterday after being restored. Gun Rith Menhir, a 12ft granite stone, fell over in January and has since been in the care of archeologists.

Investigations carried out on the stone, and the circumstances surrounding its fall, revealed that it had been loose for more than 30 years and was set less than one foot in the ground.
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This news item was originally flagged up on the TMA Forum by Phil, but I thought it was worthy of a posting on the main site (we don't get enough good news here, so I thought it might cheers us up a bit).
Kammer Posted by Kammer
30th June 2003ce
Edited 4th August 2003ce

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