Friday, 21 September 2018

Stonehenge Autumn Equinox Celebrations 2018

The Autumn Equinox (Mabon)The 2018 Autumn Equinox is September 23rd at 02.54am GMTSunrise will be 6.55am
English Heritage are expected to offer a short period of access, from  first light or safe enough to enter the monument field (approximately 06.30am) until 08:30am on the 23rd September this year.

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Stonehenge Stone Circle celebrates 100 years through online photo album.

To commemorate 100 years since being donated to the nation, the guardian of Stonehenge wants as many photos donated as possible to create a digital photo album, dating from 1918 - 2018.

Over the summer members of the public were asked to recreate their photos once taken decades ago at the stones, and today the ‘then and now’ images have also been revealed.

English Heritage’s Director of Stonehenge, Kate Davies said: “Stonehenge is an important place in many people’s memories, and each and every person who has visited the monument is part of its story. This archive is a way of making us all part of the on-going history of this incredible place.”

All the images will be displayed in an online archive on the Stonehenge 100 website.

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Stonehenge builders may have transported megaliths down ‘stone highway’ from Wales

RESEARCHERS believe they may have solved the mystery of how the huge stones of Stonehenge were transported to the iconic structure.
It is claimed that the megaliths for Stonehenge, located near Amesbury, in Wiltshire,were moved from Welsh quarries using a "stone highway" - potentially explaining how they travelled from Wales to Salisbury Plain.
Stonehenge, located near Amesbury, in Wiltshire, is an iconic site but historians often debate the origins of its construction and how the stones reached there

The journal Antiquity claims that the route initially thought to be true - proposed by H.H. Thomas in 192 - is wrong.
It reads: "New analytical techniques, alongside transmitted and reflected light microscopy, have recently prompted renewed scrutiny of Thomas's work.
"While respectable for its time, the results of these new analyses, combined with a thorough checking of the archived samples consulted by Thomas, reveal that key locations long believed to be sources for the Stonehenge bluestones can be discounted in favour of newly identified locations at Craig-Rhos-y-felin and Carn Goedog."
A study claims that the stones were moved from Pembrokeshire to Wiltshire on route using roads and rivers.
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