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King's Stone (1800-1500 BC)

The King's Stone, a large block of limestone about 2.5 m high. Erected around 1800-1500 BC, this is believed to have been a marker stone for an early Bronze Age cemetery. Several small cairns containing cremations were discovered around the stone. The stone's unusual shape is not original; it derives from early visitors chipping away pieces to take away as talismans or for healing purposes. Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire, England.

Photo © Holly Hayes.