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Callanish Stones

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  1. Clachan Chalanais or Tursachan Chalanais in Gaelic, are situated near the village of Callanish (Gaelic: Calanais) on the west coast of the isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), Scotland

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  2. Construction of the site took place between 2900 and 2600 BC, though there were possibly earlier buildings before 3000 BC

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  3. Local tradition says that giants who lived on the island refused to be converted to Christianity by Saint Kieran, who turned them to stone as a punishment

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  4. A tomb was later built into the site

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  5. Debris from the destruction of the tomb suggests the site was out of use between 2000 BC and 1700 BC

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