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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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STONEHENGE: WINTER SOLSTICE 2020

Winter Solstice sunset and sunrise to be live streamed from Stonehenge Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic English Heritage has cancelled the Winter Solstice gathering at Stonehenge this year in the interests of public health. Instead, the Winter Solstice sunset and … Continue reading

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Stop the Stonehenge Tunnel: Sign the Petition

Shockingly, against all advice, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has given permission for the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel scheme to go ahead. “The decision by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to drive a chasm through Stonehenge World Heritage Site will send shock … Continue reading

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Stonehenge Tunnel Approved

The controversial plan to construct a two-mile (3.2km) road tunnel near Stonehenge has been approved by the Transport Secretary. The tunnel will take the congested A303, which currently runs within a few hundred metres of the ancient monument, out of … Continue reading

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