Megalithic cultures in Europe

Megalithic cultures in Europe

Structures consisting of enormous stone blocks, dating back thousands of years, are monuments of megalithic cultures.

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megalithic, Champ-Dolent, Pedra Gentil, D49, Stonehenge, menhir, cromlech, dolmen, hunebed, neolit, prehistory, edifice, archaeology, burial chamber, barrow, altar stone, the Netherlands, Spain, France, England, culture, history, mystery, map, Europe

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Hunebeds

These special dolmens located in present-day Netherlands were built about 5,000 years ago.

Stonehenge (Great Britain, Bronze Age)

The world famous monument in England still poses mysteries for archaeologist.

Archaeological excavation (pit house)

Large construction sites provide archaeologists searching for artefacts with a great deal of work.

From the Stone Age to the Iron Age

This animation demonstrates the development of the axe throughout archaeological periods.

Glaciation

The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.

Legendary buildings

A selection of legendary buildings from the history of civilisation.

Neolithic settlements

As a result of the revolutionary advances in the Neolithic, settling human communities established the first lasting settlements.

Ötzi, the Iceman

The mummified body of a man who probably lived in the Chalcolithic period, was found in one of the glaciers of the Alps.

Palaeolithic cave

The first dwellings in human history provide a lot of information about the lifestyle of our ancestors.

The Cave of Altamira

The world-famous limestone cave with its amazing cave paintings is one of the most important archaeological sites of Palaeolithic art.

Mycenae (2nd millenium BC)

The city with advanced culture was the first settlement in history to have a citadel.

The spread of Homo sapiens on Earth

The 'wise man' originated in Africa and dispersed throughout most of the continents.

Treasury of Atreus (Mycenae, 14th century BC)

A beehive tomb on the site of the ancient city of Mycenae, attributed to the legendary king.

Woolly mammoth

Extinct proboscidea closely related to today's elephants, often hunted by prehistoric man.

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