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The Story of Stonehenge and Other Megalithic Sites

by A.G. Smith

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Dover Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • British & Irish history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides,
  • Children: Grades 2-3,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • British Isles,
  • Activity Books - Coloring Books,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Activity Books,
  • Activity Books - General

  • Edition Notes

    Dover Pictorial Archives

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7639405M
    ISBN 100486436365
    ISBN 109780486436364
    OCLC/WorldCa149197111

    Send your comments, feelings, short commentaries on experiences or ceremonies at Stonehenge, Avebury and other sites. Voice your views on anything you wish or comment on others' contributions and it will be seen by the many thousands of people, worldwide, who view the Stonehenge website. Please e-mail [email protected] NB. Skip navigation Sign in. Search.

    Oct 11,  · While everybody knows about Stonehenge, there are so many other sites across these islands, equally as fascinating but much less well known, that await popular discovery. The Old Stones is the most detailed field guide ever published to the prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland, featuring more than sites (hundreds of which are not. Fourteen other significant sites have been identified near this North American Stonehenge. Adept Initiates discovers the Draco layout of the Sacred Stones Maya suggested we measure and plot the large boulders at the site on paper.

    Archaeologist Nick Snashall said: “The presence of what appear to be stones, surrounding the site of one of the largest Neolithic settlements in Europe adds a whole new chapter to the Stonehenge story.”. According to experts, the megalithic blocks of stone could have been a rival attraction opposite to those of Stonehenge, but could have also belonged to the same complex. Archaeologists used the ‘Carbon dating’ technique to learn more about America’s Stonehenge and in a book titled “America’s Stonehenge: The Mystery Hill Story, from Ice age to Stone age.


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The Story of Stonehenge and Other Megalithic Sites by A.G. Smith Download PDF EPUB FB2

Artist A. Smith provides 30 ready-to-color illustrations depict possible construction techniques used at Stonehenge, other Neolithic sites such as Avebury, a gallery grave (collective tomb) in France, a reconstructed Neolithic village, and other remarkable scenes.

Thirty ready-to-color illustrations depict possible construction techniques used at Stonehenge, other Neolithic sites such as Avebury, a gallery grave (collective tomb) in France, a reconstructed Neolithic village, and other remarkable scenes.

Captions identify each site in this book that is ideal for use at home or in the classroom. The Story of Stonehenge and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.5/5(1). Apr 19,  · The top destination for Megaliths and Prehistory worldwide. Stonehenge.: [News and Comments] Pictured: Stone Stonehenge needs no introduction of course, and many other sites on the web cover it in detail, so I won't say much more.

Just enjoy our unrivalled collection of images. Feb 11,  · Famed Stonehenge is among the most recent megaliths constructed, likely around 2, B.C.

Other theories have said they may have originated in the Near East or. The author proposes that Stonehenge is a womb-shaped temple much like the hundreds of thousands of womb-shaped Hindu temples known to as the garbha grha.

At Stonehenge and other ancient British temples the effect was completed by the phallic shadow cast by. These two graphic images thus provide an excellent frontal view of Stonehenge combined with a matching "aerial" perspective of the larger megalithic site.

Stonehenge is thereby viewed along its main axis, which is the Stonehenge Avenue, usually just called the Avenue. Gerald S. Hawkins in his book Stonehenge Decoded (p.

Mar 25,  · Constructed in the Neolithic era and used throughout the Bronze Age, the Callanish standing stones are among the most beautiful megalithic formations in the world. From the side, they may seem like a jumble of rocks – but they were actually laid out carefully, with a stone in the center, a circle around it, and rows of rocks radiating consumersnewhomeconstruction.com: Anna Norris.

Feb 02,  · There is strong archaeological evidence that Stonehenge was used as a burial site, at least for part of its long history, but most scholars believe it served other functions as well—either as a. Jul 19,  · A comprehensive illustrated history of the prehistoric megalithic structure at Stonehenge and those who built it.

Stonehenge is the best known but least understood prehistoric monument in the British Isles. Other stone circles are impressive and atmospheric, but none approach the sophistication of Stonehenge. “This was, however, no straightforward stone circle of the Cumbrian sort, but a collection of trilithons, chambers, altars and monoliths intended to represent the elements and the signs of the zodiac; as if Stonehenge had mated with a Neolithic passage grave and produced offspring.”.

Dec 14,  · A ‘Stonehenge,’ and a Mystery, in the Amazon “I had no idea that I was discovering the Amazon’s own Stonehenge,” said Mr. da Silva, different from other megalithic sites around. Jun 02,  · Sometimes referred to as "African Stonehenge", it predates both Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza by tens of thousands of years.

Located in Mpumalanga, South Africa it is a standing stone circle about 30 meters in diameter and has been estimated by some accounts to be more than 75, years old.

May 11,  · The authors of the new book The Megalithic Empire, M.J. Harper and H.L. Vered, approach the problem of megaliths and other related phenomena by thinking a bit more carefully about their possibly practical purpose, forgetting (for the moment) any possible ritual significance.5/5(4).

Alexander "Sandy" Thom (26 March – 7 November ) was a Scottish engineer most famous for his theory of the Megalithic yard, categorisation of stone circles and his studies of Stonehenge and other archaeological sites.

[unreliable source. Four professors discover a Stonehenge-like gate in the Sahara that leads to other worlds. The other worlds were interesting, but Williamson seems to reach too far at times. The planet where a huge chunk of the book takes place is oddly like the 19th century U.S.; colonial rule /5.

People have puzzled over Stonehenge for centuries: speculating and dreaming about it, drawing and painting it, trying to make sense of it. Here is the story of the one real Stonehenge, as well as the many unreal Stonehenge that archaeologists, tourists, mystics, astronomers, artists, poets and visionaries have made out of it.

A megalith is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. The adjective megalithic describes structures made of such large stones without the use of mortar [citation needed] or concrete, as well as the periods of prehistory characterised by such constructions.

There are over 35, megaliths in Europe alone, ranging from. Jun 20,  · The largest stones used in their construction weigh one hundred and eighty tons, and were transported from at least a mile away.

The sites, which are located near the town of Antequera, are believed to have been established around B.C.—making them a contemporary of many famous megalithic sites such as Stonehenge.

Mar 03,  · A discovery in suggests that Stonehenge was aligned with the winter solstice sunset because local, natural ridges on the Plain that led to its site were so aligned, and other archaeological remains in the surrounding countryside suggest that prehistoric people gathered in the area around the time of the winter solstice.

Nov 30,  · Stonehenge is, and always will be, not only the ultimate symbol of prehistoric achievement but one of the past's most enduring mysteries. In Stonehenge: the story so far Julian Richards - archaeologist, broadcaster and Stonehenge fanatic - takes a fresh and very personal look at his favourite ancient monument/5(10).Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Story of Stonehenge and Other Megalithic Sites (Pictorial Archives S.), Very at the best online prices at .Stonehenge and Other Amazing Unexplained Megalithic Sites A megalithic site is, essentially, a huge structure, usually built during prehistoric times.

Stonehenge, although by far the most famous, is not the only megalithic site worth mentioning.