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Menhir of Armsheim
Menhir of Armsheim

This one was placed at an autobahn rest place, and that rest stop was named hereafter.

Those grand menhirs (standing stones) are the famous ones in Germany. Especially the Gollenstein, which is the largest one of these. Noone is sure what they were meant for. Some must have had cult importance. Prehistoric chiselers work indicates a matriarchal meaning on the Fraubillenkreuz.
The christianization left its marks, see also on the Fraubillenkreuz, or the Saulheim menhir.

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Town:55288 Armsheim
Administration:Alzey-Worms
State:Rheinland-Pfalz
Picture file name:j1_rae-10_img040.jpg
Picture date:16.10.2011 16:01:00

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