The menhir near Thomm

Soaring up 2 m high just next to a car park on the B 52, west of Thomm, is a wedge-shaped block of stone, - a menhir. It is made from the same pale quartz as that found in the Wacken in the Hochwald timber forest region. It was obviously erected here by man, and is a menhir – the term given to upright/erect stone columns or blocks, such as those predominantly found in north-western France. The purpose and significance of these menhirs is yet to be clearly explained. They are probably old cult stones originating from the Neolithic or the earliest Bronze Age. In any case, they indicate an early settlement. People probably gathered here to engage in religious cult worship.


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