Stonehenge, it is said, marks an ancient burial site, forms an astronomical calendar and is even considered as a monument to the fertility gods. Stonehenge But, now an archaeologist has claimed that these iconic stones were inspired by an extraordinary hallucination. ... [continue reading]
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The act of placing the corpse of a dead person under earth, sometimes in the expectation that the soul of the individual so buried will more easily reach the after-life (supposed to exist underground) and usually marking the grave with a stone or marker bearing the person’s likeness and/or name and, sometimes, an inscription. Burial of the dead... [continue reading]
Stonehenge is a Neolithic / Bronze Age monument located on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, southern England. The first monument on the site, began around 3100 BC, was a circular ‘henge’ earthwork about 360 feet (110 metres) in diameter, a 'henge' in the archaeological sense being a circular or oval-shaped flat area enclosed by a boundary earthwork. This structure... [continue reading]