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Rollright Stones K022116

THE ROLLRIGHT STONES, Oxfordshire. View of The Kings Men stone circle

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Bronze Age Neolithic Pre Historic Stone Age Stone Circle


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The Rollright Stones, located in the picturesque countryside of Oxfordshire, England, are a fascinating and enigmatic collection of prehistoric monuments that have captured the imagination of visitors for centuries. This breathtaking view, captured by the skilled lens of John Critchley from Historic England, showcases the iconic "Kings Men" stone circle, a significant feature of this ancient site. The Rollright Stones are believed to date back to the Neolithic, Stone Age, and Bronze Age, making them some of the oldest man-made structures in England. The site consists of three main areas: The King's Men, The Whispering Knights, and The King's Table. The King's Men, depicted in this photograph, is a circular arrangement of about 77 stones, some standing and some fallen, surrounded by a ditch and an outer bank. The exact purpose of these structures remains a mystery, with theories ranging from religious or ceremonial use to astronomical alignments. The Rollright Stones have long been shrouded in legend and folklore. One popular tale tells of a king and his army being turned to stone by a witch, while another claims that the stones can only be moved by a virgin. Regardless of their origins, these ancient monuments continue to captivate and inspire visitors from all walks of life. John Critchley's photograph of The Kings Men stone circle is a stunning testament to the enduring allure of the Rollright Stones. The image invites us to contemplate the rich history and mystery that lies within these ancient stones, and to imagine the stories that they might tell if they could speak.

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