Gotland, Sweden

One of many bullauns on the Baltic island.
This photo was taken in winter, so the frozen water was removed from the bullaun and placed to the left.

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Northumberland, England:

A large boulder near Wooler in North Northumberland, close to the Scottish border, discovered in 2003.

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Besh Barmak, at the Southern end of the Caucasus range.



A bullaun close to megalithic tombs at the Bois del Rey (Aveyron).

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A bullaun at a remarkable ceremonial site near Paussac (Dordogne).

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At least one prehistoric bullaun is reputed to be a "humming stone" :
if you put your head in the hollow of the stone and hum different notes, you may hit a note which produces a gentle vibrating sensation in your body.
This stone is at Rossfeld, near Berne in Switzerland, and I am assured that this is an actual Summstein.

photo by Andreas Gerber


a selection of stones in Germany

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