The Doggerland Misnomer

Jul 06, 2012 by

The BBC and the Daily Mail recently carried features on Doggerland, the sunken landmass that once surrounded what is now the British Isles. “I was as interested as anyone else by the suggestions of underwater monuments and I look forward to hearing more details in the fulness of time. For now, however, two points immediately [...]

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Stonehenge: A Symbol of Unity?

Jun 23, 2012 by

Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, researchers have concluded after 10 years of archaeological investigations. Dismissing all previous theories, scientists working on the Stonehenge Riverside Project (SRP) believe the enigmatic stone circle was built as a grand act of union after a long period of conflict between east and [...]

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The Giant Returns to Stonehenge for Summer Solstice 2012

Jun 20, 2012 by

Earlier today, the Stonehenge Giant made a return to Stonehenge itself, assisted by engineers from 32 Regiment Workshops, in time for the Solstice celebrations of 2012. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape Magazine

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Hawley’s Graves, the Forgotten Treasures of Stonehenge

Jun 08, 2012

“Although a large number of artefacts from the excavations at Stonehenge remain in museum collections, those that survive for examination represent only a fraction of the total recovered. It is now almost impossible to quantify what proportion of the total is extant, since material was discarded at several stages by the principal excavators and some [...]

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Stonehenge’s eerie sounds revived

Apr 27, 2012

British researchers conducted experiments at a fake Stonehenge as well as the actual 5,000-year-old monument to determine how sounds echoed within the ancient circle of stones — and they found that the sounds would have taken on an eerie reverberation. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Astonishing Mesolithic Discoveries at Vespasian’s Camp, near Stonehenge

Apr 16, 2012

Recent archaeological excavations under the direction of David Jacques (photographed above) at Vespasian’s Camp near Stonehenge have produced a treasure trove of awe-inspiring discoveries from the Mesolithic Era. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Megalithomania 2012 « Mindscape Blog « Mindscape magazine

Feb 10, 2012

Join us for the next UK Megalithomania Conference on 12th – 13th May 2012, with speakers including Michael Cremo (from the US), Robin Heath, Klaus Dona (from Austria), Brien Foerster (from Peru), Bob Trubshaw, John Neal, Meghan Rice, Andrew Gough, Kate Masters, Hugh Newman and more. Plus tours to Dartmoor, Avebury, Stonehenge (private access) and [...]

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Stonehenge and Moonwalk One

Jan 26, 2012

The relevant part is that the director made a film of the flight of Apollo XI, which took the first men to the Moon on July 20th, 1969, an event I recall watching at the time it was first broadcast. Theo Kamecke also chose to include footage of Stonehenge in his film, but it was [...]

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Gobekli Tepe: Proto-Indo-European Settlement

Jan 06, 2012

40 ton megaliths, carbon-dating shows that the complex is about 12,000 years old, that means it was built around 10,000BC. By comparison, Stonehenge was built in 3,000 BC and the pyramids of Giza in 2,500 BC. Gobekli is thus the oldest such site in the world, by a mind-numbing margin. It is so old that [...]

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Should monuments be lit at night?

Dec 01, 2011

Calls for Stonehenge to be lit at night are being resisted by stargazers. Is it really necessary to illuminate a monument? Stonehenge is one of the most recognisable ancient monuments in the world. But if you’re driving along the A303 at night, the site is shrouded in darkness. A debate has opened up on the [...]

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