Monks Garden - Bretagne, Broceliande
The Monks Garden
Forest of Broceliande, Brittany.
Enchanting Breton Forest...
For many years forgotten, buried in gorse, the monument was rediscovered in1980's
This archaeological site of worship takes its name from the legend of the “doomed stones of Trehorenteuc”.
With its trapezoidal shape, the Monks’ Garden is 27 metres long on the North side and 23 metres long on theSouth side. The North-East part of the monument is made of very large blocks of quartz and puddingstone. These stones were extracted 2 kilometres away from the site, in the valley of Trehorenteuc. The presence of white stones is most likely a form of ritual (as the old saying goes, “to mark with a white stone” …). There are two transversal partitions, perhaps due to successive enlargements.
Vases from the Neolithic era found outside of the tumulus confirmed that the monument was used as early as 2500 BC
- Bruno Vigneron
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