West Kennet Avenue

West Kennet Avenue was an avenue of two parallel lines of stones, which ran between the sites of Avebury and The Sanctuary. It's believed that the avenue was constructed around 2200 BC.

West Kennet Avenue is part of a set of Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial sites that formed a large sacred landscape. They include Avebury Henge and Stone Circles, West Kennet Long Barrow, Adam and Eve Stones, among others.

Excavations in the 1930s indicated that around 100 pairs of standing stones had lined the avenue. Many stones have fallen or are missing. As well as marking the route to Avebury, the stones seem to have function as grave markers. Some time after the avenue was constructed, several burials were placed at the foot of the stones.

West Kennet Avenue is located near the village of Avebury in England.

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