Saturday, 25 October 2008

Callanish Stones or The False Men

This extraordinary card was sent by Sarah (asgerd), from Scotland and it’s a winter view of the enigmatic Callanish Stones. These standing stones are located by the sea, near the village of Callanish, on the west coast of Lewis Island in the Outer Hebridges.

The date of its construction is still uncertain although a date between 2900 and 2600 BC has been strongly suggested by many experts. Also, there is no clear explanation for their existence. Some suggest they form a calendar system, others claim it was a primitive burial chamber. Nobody knows for certain.

I particularly like the last part of Sarah’s message written in the back of the postcard:
"In Gaelic we call them “na Fir Bhreige”, the False Men, because they deceive us..."

And I think that says it all.
Source: Wikipedia.

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