Posts Tagged ‘Stonehenge’

Thousands Celebrate Summer Solstice At Stonehenge

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of druids, pagans and New Age revelers greeted the summer solstice at Stonehenge on Tuesday, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. About 6,000 people gathered at the ancient stone circle in southern England to watch the sun rise at 4:49 a.m. on a clear, crisp morning, local […]

Stonehenge’s Bluestone Tracks Discovered Beneath Roman Road

An Oxford University archaeologist exploring the Welsh countryside has discovered an ancient Roman road in Wales. He believes it might be the lost route upon which the bluestones were transported Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Builders of Stonehenge Feasted On Parasites Shows Prehistoric Poop Study

​A new study published in the journal Parasitology analyzed prehistoric Stonehenge feces from Durrington Walls, a Neolithic settlement just 2.8 kilometers (1.7 miles) from Stonehenge Read more Section:  Artifacts Other Artifacts News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Hundreds of Ancient Hunting Pits Discovered By Stonehenge

Widely believed to be the most intensively investigated prehistoric site in the world, Stonehenge has forever held a place of mystery and never-ending curiosity in the minds of human beings everywhere. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later 

Pre-Stonehenge Landscape Was Perfect for Hunter-Gatherers, Study Shows

A new study by a team of scientists from the Geography and Environmental Sciences Department at the University of Southampton has revealed the truth about what the land around Stonehenge was like several thousand years before one of the world’s most famous megalithic structures was constructed. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Putting Darvill’s Stonehenge Solar Calendar Theory To the Test!

When an academic heavyweight with the credentials of a professor of archaeology proposes a new theory about Stonehenge, the media takes immediate notice. Such is the current excitement raised by Timothy Darvill, Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later  Source

England’s National Trust Buys Threatened Land Near Stonehenge

The United Kingdom’s National Trust has been assigned to protect and maintain England’s most famous monumental site at Stonehenge, and the challenges they face are never-ending.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later  Source

Stonehenge Solar Calendar Theory “Proven” by Study, AND It’s An Import

Many scholars have suspected that the monuments of Stonehenge were carefully arranged to function as some type of calendar. Proof of this concept has been hard to come by, however, as even the most informed Stonehenge experts have labored to comprehend how long-lost culture utilized this mysterious structure. In an article just published in the […]

The Scottish Stonehenge Architect and His Aberdeenshire Stone Circles

Sooner rather than later I hope that my fellow archaeologists will accept the fact that Stonehenge was designed by a very small number of exceptional Neolithic architects and one of those Stonehenge architects was a man who once lived in Aberdeen. Now, I need to use this article to clarify why I believe that such […]

The Stonehenge Calendar: A Prehistoric Approach to Time’s Passing

Readers will probably know that Stonehenge’s design highlights the longest and shortest days of the year, but it is not always understood that its strange configuration was designed to enable every day and every month in the year to be counted and tracked by its resident timekeepers. The passage of time was very important to […]

‘Neolithic Mince Pies’ Were Eaten by Stonehenge’s Builders

Just 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of Stonehenge in England, Durrington Walls is a huge Neolithic settlement and henge site. Located within the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, excavations back in 2004 and 2006 by the University of Sheffield Riverside Project revealed evidence of seven ancient houses. The finding of as many as 1,000 houses and […]

Secret Stonehenge: Mounds, Artifacts, and Intrigue

Stonehenge stands within a vast ritual landscape. Encircling the towering stones, over 800 round mounds once added to the temple’s splendour. From within these enigmatic mounds some of the finest artifacts have been unearthed. They are the archaeological Holy Grail to understanding the spirituality and daily life of a culture long gone. Monuments like Stonehenge […]

Stonehenge Plaques Hold Secret Cultural Data, Says New Study

Four Neolithic “chalk plaques” were discovered near Stonehenge between 1968–2017. A new study has shown that the ancient illustrations on the Stonehenge plaques are much more than just abstract patterns. The Stonehenge plaques were buried in a pit about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from England’s most famous ancient monument. English Heritage scientists have dated the […]

Stonehenge Tunnel Ruled “Unlawful”

A judge has just ruled on the heavily criticized proposal for a tunnel beneath Stonehenge. He’s quashed the British government’s plans. Campaigners working to save Stonehenge are delighted at the court case results, but is this truly the end of the tunnel vs Stonehenge battle? What was the Tunnel Plan? If you’re unfamiliar with the […]

Liverpool Stripped Of World Heritage Status. Will Stonehenge be next?

A “secret” United Nations committee in China has stripped the English city of Liverpool of its status as a Unesco  World Heritage Site . Speaking with the  Guardian, Liverpool mayor Joanne Anderson described the decision as  “incomprehensible.” An article in  Smithsonian Mag  explains that in “a secret-ballot vote held during a meeting in China,” 13 members of […]

Lifting Machine May Have Moved Huge Objects at Stonehenge and Egypt!

A man in the UK claims to have solved the mystery of how large objects such as the standing stones at Stonehenge and Egyptian statues and mega-stones were moved in the past. Steven Tasker has created a lifting machine that he believes could have been used long ago to move huge objects and he has […]

More Than Summer Solstice – Prehistoric Calendar Revealed at Stonehenge

As the Summer Solstice for the northern hemisphere has come around, the craving to celebrate at the world-famous Stonehenge Neolithic site has again proven irresistible to crowds of people wishing to watch the Sun rise above the Heel Stone and shine on the central altar. For those in the northern hemisphere, this is a time when the Sun’s path stops […]

Revellers ignore order not to celebrate solstice at Stonehenge

A crowd gathers inside the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge at dawn on the morning of the northern hemisphere summer solstice, Monday 21 June, despite English Heritage, which manages the site, saying it would be closed to visitors and that a live web video stream would be set up instead. Revellers jumped the fence to […]

Mysterious Elongated Skull Discovered in Russia’s Stonehenge, Recreated in 3D

Russian archaeologists have managed to recreate a computer model of the enigmatic elongated skull that was discovered in Russia’s Stonehenge: Arkaim. The mysterious skeleton with an extremely elongated skull found in Russia. This proves that elongated skulls are a global phenomenon present all around the world. The question that remains is: Why were elongated skulls […]

Natural Harmony: How did the Stonehenge Druids Measure the Landscape?

What were the Proto-Druids up to at Stonehenge? Advances in GPS technology and other sophisticated mapping software allow their prehistoric surveying activities to be investigated in ways that were virtually impossible before the 21st century. In this article I discuss their spectacular measuring and construction activities across the Stonehenge Neolithic landscape, circa 3,500 – 3,000 […]

Pömmelte Ring Sanctuary Eclipses Stonehenge With Homes and Ghastly Burials

Scientists think an ancient astronomical observatory in Pömmelte, Germany will overshadow England’s famous Stonehenge in terms of archaeological data and the number of human burials. Over 4,000 years old, an Early Bronze Age German settlement near the town of Pömmelte is known to be vastly more expansive than contemporary structures like Stonehenge in the British […]

Ukrainian Burial Mound Dig Reveals 5,500-Year-Old Stonehenge-like Structure

Scythians and other warring cultures and the archaeological remnants of their history are under attack by developers in Ukraine looking to construct new luxury country homes. There are two roadblocks in their quest for unrestricted profiteering. The first comes in the form of 4,000-5,500-year-old burial mounds, almost 100,000 in number and scattered across the countryside, […]

Welsh Nationalists Want Stonehenge Bluestones Returned to Wales

A group of Welsh nationalists and a tourism leader have stated that if Greece is able to actively reclaim the controversial Elgin Marbles , then Wales should consider reclaiming the Stonehenge bluestones. A farm park owner, Lyn Jenkins claims Welsh people should take back the ancient bluestones of Stonehenge after 5,000 years in situ to […]

Monumental Discovery! More of the Stonehenge Origin Story Comes to Light

Are you familiar with the monoliths at Waun Mawn? Maybe not, but a team of researchers believes that the dismantled stone circle in the Preseli Hills of west Wales is extremely significant. They have linked it to the Stonehenge story. Just four stones remain to tell the tale of Waun Mawn, but an archaeologist has […]

Bronze Age Graves Uncovered At Stonehenge During Tunnel Excavations

Archaeologists digging at England’s controversial Stonehenge A303 tunnel site have unearthed Neolithic pottery, Bronze Age burials and a mysterious C-shaped enclosure. The area has been suffering from increasingly heavy traffic causing serious congestion on the 8 mile (13 kilometer) long A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down that runs past the 4,500-year-old Stonehenge UNESCO World Heritage […]

Stonehenge Druids Pledge Sacrifice To Try To Stop Tunnel

Stonehenge Druids in England are planning to lie in front of bulldozers to prevent the new Stonehenge bypass tunnel. When the Romans invaded Britain in the early 1st century AD the island of Anglesey was known as “ Mona” and it was an important religious center for Celtic Druids until it was destroyed in 77 […]

Dolmens and Devilish Myths of the Wéris Megaliths, Belgium’s Stonehenge

Chocolate, waffles, Manneken Pis and the defeat of Napoleon are among the many things Belgium is famous for, but it also has prehistoric remains such as the Wéris megaliths situated in Wallonia. The stone megaliths are all that remain of what was once a major Neolithic burial site and they are unique in Belgium. The […]

“Stonehenge Lego” Proves The Original Had Awesome Acoustics

A mini model of Stonehenge has been built in the UK by researchers using the latest technologies. They were interested in the acoustics of the structure that dates to the Neolithic period (2200 BC). The results show that Stonehenge had excellent acoustics, which is helping researchers to better understand the structure. Trevor Cox and his […]

Origin of Stonehenge’s Sarsen Stones is Finally Pinpointed

After years of uncertainty, experts have now solved the mystery of exactly where most of the Stonehenge sarsen stones came from, made possible through the return of a missing fragment of one of the giant stones and breakthrough technology. Now researchers are better able to reconstruct the history of the world-famous prehistoric site and how […]

A New Theory About How The Stonehenge Just Went Public – But Do People Believe It?

Next Story There are many mysteries of our true origins and of ancient civilizations from long ago that we are often reminded of as they are still standing on our planet today. It’s difficult to ignore these amazing monuments, but even more so not to ponder what they were used for and even more curiously […]

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