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Stonehenge, Digging for the Past
Stonehenge
Digging for
the Past


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Sacred Sites of the Knights Templar: Ancient Astronomer
& Freemasons at Stonehenge, Rennes-Le-Chateau, and Santiago De Compostela


Stonehenge
Stonehenge


NOVA, Stonehenge
NOVA:
Secrets of Lost Empires
Stonehenge
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Ancient Inventions




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Stonehenge Educational Art Prints & Posters


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Beaghmore Stone Circles from the Bronze Age, Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Photographic Print
Stonehenge Map

Stonehenge is one of the most important and visited prehistoric monuments in Britain. What we see today was completed about 3500 years ago.

The stones are composed of bluestones from the Preseli Mountains in southwest Wales. They weigh up to 4 tons each and were dragged on rollers and floated on rafts on their 240 mile journey.

The larger stones are sarsen stones, which were probably brought from Marlborough Downs near Avebury, about 20 miles north of Stonehenge. The largest stone weighs 50 tons and would have required 500 men to pull it.

Stonehenge, the Big Horn Medicine Wheel, and other such structures attest to the importance of tracking the Sun as it moves across the sky; sowing of seed, hunting of game, and other events were planned in accordance with the sun’s actions. For millennia, cultures have noted the lengthening of days as summer progresses, and celebrated the longest day of the year, after which the sun returns to the Earth and the days become shorter. Although we now know that the solstice itself is caused by the movement of Earth in an orbit that is tilted 23.5 degrees to the direction of the equator (this tilt results in constantly changing solar illumination at Earth’s different latitudes), the change of seasons is no less awe-inspiring.


Great Britain | architecture | seasons | natural monoliths

Monoliths of Stonehenge near Salisbury, England, Photographic Print
Monoliths of Stonehenge near Salisbury, England,
Photographic Print

Crescent Moon Over Stonehenge, England, Photographic Print
Crescent Moon Over Stonehenge, England, Photographic Print

Star Charts posters
• more Moon posters

Stonehenge by John Constable Giclee Print
Stonehenge by John Constable Giclee Print

Grand Conventional Festival of the Britons, Aquatinted and Published by Robert Havell 1815, Giclee Print
Grand Conventional Festival
of the Britons, Aquatinted
and Published by Robert Havell
1815, Giclee Print


Beaghmore Stone Circles from the Bronze Age, Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Photographic Print
Beaghmore Stone Circles from the Bronze Age, Tyrone, Northern Ireland, Photographic Print

Beaghmore Stone Circles from the Bronze Age, Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Ireland posters


Medicine Wheel, Sedona, Arizona, Photographic Print
Medicine Wheel,
Sedona, Arizona,
Photographic Print

Medicine wheels, made by placing rocks into a circle shape with four or more lines of rocks across the circle, were used by North American indiginous peoples to mark the geographical directions and astronomical events of the sun, moon, some stars, and some planets in relation to the Earth's horizon, at that location. Medicine circles were also used for important ceremonies, teachings, and as sacred places to give thanks to the Creator.




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