|The Slaughter Stone - Photo taken on a recent Stonehenge |
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This stone seems to have come from the Cosheston Beds, composed of old red sandstone, at Milford haven on the coast of Wales, some 30miles to the southwest of the Prescilly quarries and is another example of the specific selection of stones by the builders of the European megaliths.
Stonehenge has three different types of stone in the overall structure: Over 80 5-10 ton 'Bluestones'' from Wales, The huge 20-50 ton Sarsens from 20km north near Avebury and the mica-sandstone 'Slaughter stone'.
Visit Stonehenge and find out if the slaughter stone really was used for human sacrafice or just Victorian romanticism.
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