added by archaeologs An important group of Bronze Age megalithic monuments on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Equal in importance to Stonehenge, the Callanish megaliths are aligned to make a rough Celtic cross 405 feet (123 m) north to south and 140 feet (43 m) east to west and may be tied to astronomy. In the middle is a small passage grave under a round cairn. Several smaller stone circles in the area align with Callanish.
added by archaeologs An important group of megalithic monuments on the island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The main monument is a stone circle with an avenue to the north and alignments to the south, east and west. In the middle, and probably of a later date, is a small passage grave under a round cairn. The alignments are thought to have had an astronomical role.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983