New Evidence on the Origin of Stonehenge

This is another pre-medieval history post, but Stonehenge is a subject that fascinates me, and an architectural masterpiece that no doubt captured the medieval mind as it does the mind of man today.

This comes from the BBC News:

Archaeologists have pinpointed the construction of Stonehenge to 2300BC – a key step to discovering how and why the mysterious edifice was built.

The radiocarbon date is said to be the most accurate yet and means the ring’s original bluestones were put up 300 years later than previously thought.

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The BBC Timewatch series will broadcast a television show documenting the dig this Saturday, September 27th. Did anyone see the program that came on the National Geographic channel a few weeks ago? A group of historians — along with the help of a special effects studio — reconstructed Stonehenge (as it would have looked thousands of years ago) entirely out of styrofoam.

*image retrieved from sawse.com

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