Phew! In safe hands!
The Barnenez Cairn was repurposed as a quarry for a time, and might well have been forgotten altogether, if it wasn’t for the archaeologist Pierre-Roland Giot coming across it in 1954. Two years later, he secured its listing as a historical monument, and undertook a restoration campaign until 1968. The French politician and novelist André Malraux would affectionately refer to it as the ‘Parthenon of the Bretons’.