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The museum of prehistory

One of the grandest sites for megaliths in the entire world, Carnac is also home to a museum with one of the richest prehistoric collections in Europe devoted to the Neolithic peoples, builders of the dolmens and menhirs. The museum presents over 6,000 archaeological artefacts, retracing over 450,000 years of history, most of it concerning the period of construction of the megaliths, the Neolithic period (4,900-2,200 BC). The development of funerary architecture is shown, particularly the common dolmen structure with an interior walkway. Cave painting and other art of the period is presented, and the daily life of the people is told with objects found at the archaeological digs.

Exhibitions, events, family workshops... no end of the surprises!

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