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The Destruction of The Sanctuary

“The Overton-hill, from time immemorial, the country people have a high notion of it. It was (alas, it was!) a very few years ago, crown’d with a most beautiful temple of the Druids. They still call it the sanctuary…..” – … Continue reading

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News Round Up September

Race against time before Iron Age hillfort is lost to the seaExcavations in 2019 revealed one of the largest Iron Age Roundhouses ever discovered in the region but the site at Dinas Dinlle is slowing falling into the ocean.  Archaeologists … Continue reading

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High Court rules Stonehenge tunnel scheme ‘unlawful’

A High Court judge has ruled that the decision to approve the controversial Stonehenge tunnel scheme on the the A303 was “unlawful”. Ignoring advice from Planning Inspectorate officials that said the proposed dual carriageway in a short tunnel would cause … Continue reading

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Was Stonehenge a Roofed Temple?

Regardless of the archaeological studies of recent years Stonehenge remains an enigma. It is this mystery which maintains the endless fascination with this Neolithic monument. That it was a temple aligned to the midsummer – midwinter solstice is without doubt … Continue reading

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Solstice at Stonehenge 2021

Following the extension of Government restrictions to 19 July owing to the resurgence of COVID-19 Delta variant English Heritage has cancelled the planned Summer Solstice celebrations at Stonehenge 2021 for the second year running. In 2020 English Heritage cancelled both … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Origins of Stonehenge – complete PDF

All 3 parts posted 3-5 April as one complete article

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The Quest for the Origins of Stonehenge – Part III

Continued from Part II: Provenancing the Stones The View from the Otherside of the RiverIt would appear that from its very inception, the Stonehenge Riverside Project (SRP) had a predetermined objective that a sceptic might be tempted to think that … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Origins of Stonehenge – Part II

Continued from Part I: The Quest Begins Provenancing the StonesBeyond the Stonehenge Riverside Project the team took on further research as The Stones of Stonehenge Project (SOS) once again directed by Professor Mike Parker Pearson (now UCL Institute of Archaeology), … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Origins of Stonehenge

“The discovery of a dismantled stone circle—close to Stonehenge’s bluestone quarries in west Wales—raises the possibility that a 900-year-old legend about Stonehenge being built from an earlier stone circle contains a grain of truth. Radiocarbon and OSL dating of Waun … Continue reading

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The Story of the Lost Bluestone Circle

A dramatic discovery links Stonehenge to its original site – in Wales says the Guardian with a feature claiming finds at Waun Mawn in Preseli supports the theory that the Stonehenge bluestones first stood in circle in Wales before being … Continue reading

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