Typical Granary Espigueiros, Portugal

Typical Granary Espigueiros, Portugal

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The raised stone stores are a typical granary from the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, built in stone, raised from the ground by pillars ending in flat staddle stones to avoid the access of rodents. They are typical of northern regions of Portugal.

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Stone Art – Noratus Cemetery in Armenia

Stone Art – Noratus Cemetery in Armenia

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Noraduz or Noratus, is a village close to Gavar town in Gegharkunik province of Armenia, not far from the shore of Lake Sevan. The village is best known for its ancient cemetery. It has largest concentration of khachkar stones in the current Armenia. There are several hundred of these khachkars. The special stone carved crosses bring the ancient world into the modern. They appear not just on monastery walls, but everywhere in the landscape, on mountains and along roads.

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Hvitserkur  – The Sun Turning the Troll into Stone

Hvitserkur – The Sun Turning the Troll into Stone

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Hvítserkur is an impressive, 15 meter high cliff. It protrudes out of the sea in the western part of the Huna Bay near the coast a short distance from the farm Suluvellir. The sea erosion has carved three holes through its foundations and sculptures it in the shape of a petrified monster. It is really close to the shore and huge and with nothing else around. Legend has it that the cliff was once a troll intent on destroying the Þingeyrar Church located close by. Before the troll could execute its plan, the sun rose on the horizon turning the troll into stone

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