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Ritual Pits in the Stonehenge Landscape

Pits and Plaques In 1980 the investigation of a flint scatter on the northern part of King Barrow Ridge, as part of the Stonehenge Environs Project, revealed three small circular pits grouped around a natural hollow, possibly a tree-throw. Finds from … Continue reading

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The desecration of Stonehenge

The Desecration of Stonehenge Shames this Government The Budget confirmed that the Tories will drive concrete and tarmac through the ancient Wiltshire site An article by Tom Holland president of The Stonehenge Alliance on the decision by the government to … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Tunnel given Greenlight

Ignoring the advice of UNESCO, eminent archaeologists and the wishes of 50,000 people who signed a petition against a 2 mile (3.2km) past the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain, the government in its first budget has allocated funds for the … Continue reading

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The Rollright Trust acquires the King Stone

Divided by a road and individual landowners for hundreds of years, now for the first time in recorded history the complete Rollright Stones complex has come together under common ownership with the Rollright Trust now acquiring the King Stone. Traditionally … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Tunnel Petition Handed in to Government

A petition with 50,000 signatures calling on the Government not to damage the Stonehenge landscape with any further road upgrade plans has been handed into No 10 Downing Street this afternoon. A decision is said to be imminent on the … Continue reading

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Megalithomania Conference 2020

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The Bridestones

The Bridestones is a prehistoric chambered burial cairn, near Congleton, on the Staffordshire-Cheshire border, constructed around five thousand years ago. Debate goes on as the origin of the name of this ancient tomb; one story claims it was named after … Continue reading

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