Easter Aquhorthies

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Easter Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle.jpg
Easter Aquhorthies recumbent stone circle near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Easter Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone Circle near Inverurie in North East Scotland is one of the more well known recumbent circles. Dating from around 3000 B.C.,[1] the diameter of the circle is approximately 20 metres. The circle stones vary from 1.116 m to 1.77 m in height, are very broad and massive, and are of pinkish porphyry or red jasper whereas the flankers and recumbent are of grey and red granite respectively. The recumbent stone is 12'6" 3.81m) long, of reddish granite, and is thought to weigh 9 tons.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Easter Aquhorthies Recumbent Stone
  2. ^ Anon. "Easter Aquhorthies". Aberdeenshire council website. Aberdeenshire council. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland

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Coordinates: 57°16′35.76″N 2°26′42.98″W / 57.2766000°N 2.4452722°W / 57.2766000; -2.4452722