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Finally got round to doing this Stonehenge Blog, been hectic here plus dentists with a broken tooth still here goes…

According to the literature there this monument evolved between 3,000 BC and 1,600 BC and is aligned with the mid summer Sunrise and midwinter Sunset.

This first pic and second are the Sarsen standing Stones or Lintels that have fallen..

Another of the fallen lintels.

more of the Sarsen stones and inside is the Horseshoe of sarsen Trilithons.

More Sarsen Stones

in the top middle you can see the locking lump on top of the stone to help keep the lintels in place..

Another showing the interlocking top lump.

Here with a crow sitting on the lump :-)

This shows the Heel stone in the distance but i have a better one soon..

This shows the ditch in front of the stones which was dug out using stag antlers.

In it’s glory showing all the lintels and stones together.

This laying in front is know as the slaughter stone, named because of the red colouring when it rains, but is only iron oxide in the stone which gives it it’s colour when wet…

This is the closer pic of the Heel stone right by the fence.

This is the South Barrow inside the the circular ditch.

this shows one of two Barrows being excavated, there was a petition being signed while we were there in protest over the excavation.

anyway all pics were kindly taken by my youngest daughter Jade who wanted a mention on here :-)

thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed it too…

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Lovely n interesting blog there SL, thanks : )

31 Aug, 2012

 

great pictures jade!!

amazing place

31 Aug, 2012

 

Cheers Stevie :-)

Jade says thanks Sticki :-))

31 Aug, 2012

 

Well done,Jade..lovely pics..your dad had better watch out..you will be taking them all before long :o)
Very interesting blog,S.lad..I love history..:o)

31 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Bloomer, jade says thanks too, it is a race to the camera's now she's getting quite interested in photography :-)

31 Aug, 2012

 

A nice hobby to have too :o)

31 Aug, 2012

 

she enjoys it, not bad for being 10, well 11 in December

31 Aug, 2012

 

Well done Jade, brilliant photos. Very interesting blog Sl. We have never been. Only seen it from a distance.

31 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Hb, i'll let Jade know you liked them, they have audio guides as you go round to tell you more facts which is good too.. :-)

31 Aug, 2012

 

Jade's done a great job there, SL. Have you shown her some of the wonderful photos on here to inspire her too? There's a wealth of talent on here in many different forms. Stonehenge must be a fascinating place to visit.

31 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Tuesdaybear, she's like me loves gardening and nature, sometimes she'll sit outside with me by the pond and chat about all the insects...it's a lovely place to go Stonehenge :-)

31 Aug, 2012

 

How lovely she sounds, SL. My four had all lost interest by that age! Lovely to be able to share your interest with her. Mind you, Holly's made some good choices for your garden too.

31 Aug, 2012

 

There is an artist behind that camera Surreylad !

Tell Jade I said so.

1 Sep, 2012

 

Magical place! I visited Stonehenge many years ago - when people were allowed to wander between the stones. A very eerie feeling! Glad I saw it, but was pleased to get away. Nice photography, Surreylad.

1 Sep, 2012

 

Thank you Jade for some lovely photos.
It's wonderful how they built such a thing all those years ago.

1 Sep, 2012

 

Very interesting blog, I've never been either, and great pictures Jade :-)

1 Sep, 2012

 

"Cult of the circle" monuments are really astonishing, aren´t they? :) You have one more exclusive place like that, it is in Ireland Brú na Bóinne.
SL, why did people protest against excavation of the tomb?

1 Sep, 2012

 

I will thanks Diane :-)

Thanks Nariz :-)

Thanks Hywel, it amazes me how they did it.

Thanks Simbad.

Thanks Kat, i just Googled that it looks amazing, they were protesting that the bodies and/or artefacts should be left untouched and rest in peace.

1 Sep, 2012

 

Enjoyed your blog

1 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Clarice :-)

1 Sep, 2012

 

I agree (I did not find it, I thought you were among protesters, too :)). This same feeling I had many times when I was working as archeology volunteer during my University studies. Always, when human bones were taken from their burial places I though I wouldn´t wish that in my case. To be taken from soil, given to some paper box, got number on the shelf in museum stock, full of dust and wait for some exhibition, which would earn money for the mayor of the town.
Can you please, give me the link on that article? I am interested what is going on and why. If possible. Thank you.

1 Sep, 2012

 

i don't have a link i'm afraid Kat, you could try the english heritage site as it's all part of that. :-)

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/stonehenge/

1 Sep, 2012

 

Thank you very much.

1 Sep, 2012

 

Great blog...I enjoyed that very much. I love Stonehenge and all the barrows and stone circles. I hope to go to see Orkney one of these days...only trouble is the ferry crossing is too long and the flight is too expensive!

6 Sep, 2012

 

thanks Karen i love all these stones and barrows too :-)

7 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Surreylad, I found something, which might interest you :)
http://www.ourtransition.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=45&catid=1&Itemid=2&lang=en

8 Sep, 2012

 

Thanks Kat, that's really interesting :-)

13 Sep, 2012

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