La great Pierre Levée
La grosse Pierre Levée ( German "upright stone" - also Pierre levée des Fées de Gouffern called) is a menhir at the edge of the forest 'Forêt de Petite Gouffern ", southeast of Silly-en-Gouffern at Argentan in Orne in Normandy in France .
The Neolithic monolith made of red sandstone has a height of about 5.4 meters and a thickness of about one meter. There are indentations on the flat top, some of which appear to be man-made bowls ( French cupules ).
An excavation was carried out on the monolith in the 19th century. It spawned several wolf skulls. The sandstone blocks also found there are believed to be the remains of a dolmen that stood near the Pierre Levée.
The menhir was classified as a monument historique in 1889 .
Nearby is La Pierre-Levée (Bourge-Saint-Leonard).
- Menhir dit la Pierre Levée in the Base Mérimée of the French Ministry of Culture (French)
- Description and picture (English)