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    Stonehenge Design Inspired By Sound

    by  • February 17, 2012 • History, Places, Standing Stones • 1 Comment

    Music could have been an inspiration for the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher. Steven Waller’s intriguing idea is that ancient Britons could have based the layout of the great monument, in part, on the way they perceived sound. Archaeoacoustics is a growing field, with researchers reporting interesting results from many prehistoric...

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    Britain’s Biggest Space Rock Found At Druid Burial Site

    by  • February 11, 2012 • History, Places, Standing Stones • 0 Comments

    “The only meteorites that we know about that have survived these long ages are the ones that were collected in Antarctica,” said researcher Colin Pillinger, adding that more recently, some ancient meteorites have been collected in the Sahara Desert. This rock came from neither the Sahara Desert nor Antarctica, but rather the Lake House...

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    Stonehenge Origins Uncovered

    by  • December 20, 2011 • Mysteries, Places, science, Standing Stones • 3 Comments

    Experts have identified the precise location in Wales of some of the megaliths used in the construction of Stonehenge. It’s a pretty major achievement to discover the location of the millennia-old quarry down to a few metres, but this also throws up some new mysteries. The rhyolitic rocks differ from all others in South...

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    Stonehenge Continues To Surprise

    by  • February 7, 2010 • Places, Standing Stones • 20 Comments

    A new survey of the Stonehenge landscape reveals the ancient monument once had two encircling hedges that may have been planted to keep secret whatever rituals took place among the stones. Archaeologist and Stonehenge expert Mike Pitts wonders if the hedges might have been to shelter the watchers from the power of the stones,...

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    Second Stonehenge Discovered

    by  • October 10, 2009 • British Mythology, Places, Standing Stones • 0 Comments

    A “second Stonehenge” has been discovered, next to the River Avon and allegedly linked by a processional route to the “actual” Stonehenge. Archaeologists say this newly discovered circle was composed of Welsh bluestones. The recent discovery is bringing about a major re-think of the entire site. (Thanks to CharlieFarlie of the forum for the...

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