Alignements de Lagatjar ou du Toulinguet, Camaret-sur-Mer, FRA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard
N 48° 16.408 W 004° 36.547
30U E 380604 N 5347947
Quick Description: The Alignements de Lagatjar are located in the town of Camaret-sur-Mer in Finistère. - Les Alignements de Lagatjar se trouvent sur la commune de Camaret-sur-Mer dans le Finistère.
Location: Bretagne, France
Date Posted: 11/16/2020 11:19:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM13DM3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
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Long Description:
These megalithic alignments contemporary with the alignments of Carnac attest that this peninsula has been inhabited for millennia.

The alignments have been classified as historical monuments since June 8, 1883.

It was not until 1928 that the Lagatjar alignments were restored. The alignments nowadays only include 65 menhirs extending over more than 200 m, while a census in 1793 counted 700 according to the Book of Antiquities of Finistère. The Lagatjar alignment is made up of three rows of menhirs. The whole draws a line oriented N 35 ° E and S 35 ° W, from which start, at right angles, two parallel lines. This orientation would suggest an astronomical character (like many old alignments) according to Georges-Gustave Toudouze who associates it with the constellation of the Pleiades. This is called in Breton ar yar (the hen), hence perhaps the toponymy of the locality of Lagad-yar (the hen's eye).
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Ces alignements mégalithiques contemporains des alignements de Carnac attestent que cette péninsule est habitée depuis des millénaires.

Les alignements font l’objet d’un classement au titre des monuments historiques depuis le 8 juin 1883.

Il faut attendre 1928 pour que les alignements de Lagatjar soient restaurés. Les alignements ne comportent plus de nos jours que 65 menhirs seulement s'étendant sur plus de 200 m, alors qu'un recensement en 1793 en dénombrait 700 selon le livre des Antiquités du Finistère. L'alignement de Lagatjar est composé de trois files de menhirs. L'ensemble dessine une ligne orientée N 35°E et S 35°O, d'où partent, à angle droit, deux lignes parallèles. Cette orientation laisserait présumer un caractère astronomique (comme beaucoup d'anciens alignements) selon Georges-Gustave Toudouze qui l'associe à la constellation des Pléiades. Celle-ci s'appelle en breton ar yar (la poule), d'où peut-être la toponymie du lieu-dit de Lagad-yar (l'œil de poule).

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Type: Stone Row

Number: 700.00

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