- Aug 2, 2001
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. . . they come over here with their big, red cheeses and their brown cafés, no one wants to come to Henge anymore. We might as well lay down and die . . .
They have some fantastic maps online, including bing and google. As an aside, didn't the Ordnance Survey also do maps of many British overseas territories?The definitive mapping for the UK comes from the Ordnance Survey (originally a branch of the army). They produce maps in various scales, and sometimes specialise in historical sites.
Much of their output is available in the UK via Bing Maps, but I don't know if the same applies in the US.
Bush Barrow is amazing.There are quite a few of these around Stonehenge. To the South, there is even a whole line of them.
Barrows, I'd guess. One is even labelled 'Bush Barrow'.
You can see Bush Barrow from Stonehenge - it's the one with a bush on top.Two of the bronze daggers have the largest blades of any from their period, whilst a third had a 30 centimetres (12 in) long wooden hilt originally decorated with up to 140,000 tiny gold studs forming a herringbone pattern. The studs are around 0.2 millimetres (0.0079 in) wide and 1 millimetre (0.039 in) in length with over a thousand studs embedded in each square centimetre. David Dawson, Director of Wiltshire Heritage Museum has stated that: "The gold studs are remarkable evidence of the skill and craftsmanship of Bronze Age goldsmiths – quite rightly described as 'the work of the gods'" Optician Ronald Rabbetts has said that "Only children and teenagers, and those adults who had become myopic naturally or due to the nature of their work as children, would have been able to create and manufacture such tiny objects."
It is thought that the gold came from Ireland, and the dagger was made in Brittany. The hilt lay forgotten for over 40 years from the 1960s, having been sent to Professor Atkinson at Cardiff University, and found by one of his successors in 2005.
Fantastic! I'm jealous and so is Techy. :worship:i was there today!! last time i was there i was in my late teens, now after all these years the stones are still there unchanged, whereas i have gained a waistline and lost hair.
There is no carpark near it now, you can get a bus all the way from the visitor center, a bus half the way then a walk or walk all the way, i walked all the way, passed burial mounds and a cursus, thankfully a sign panel showed were the cursus was otherwise i wouldn't have noticed it.
When i was there as a teen i was a bit underwhelmed, the stones seemed small, i wanted to get in and touch them, but now i am middle aged i appreciated it a lot more, despite being soaked to the bone and not getting dry till i got back to london it was well worth the trip.
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Not at all! I will get my people to get in touch with yours to arrange a suitable Fee.Thanks for my new desktop. Hope you don't mind.
It's still fenced Off, but you can get a good look, or you can pay to go inside early morning. Or go during the summer solstice and dance with the hippy women.The last time I was there, it was still fenced off and heavily guarded. I'd love to go back now.
Ah, I though the fences were down ... I visited one of the barrows the last time I was there and walked about inside a corn circle ... I remember regretting not taking some of the corn to make alien looking corn dollies.Not at all! I will get my people to get in touch with yours to arrange a suitable Fee.
It's still fenced Off, but you can get a good looking, or you can pay to go inside early morning. Or go during the summer solstice and dance with the hippy women.
It is well worth a visit even though you cannot touch the stones, maybe a winter visit to avoid the crowd would be best, and walk the entire way to see the barrows and cursus
All the barrows where out of bounds when I was there to prevent erosion, understandable but sadAh, I though the fences were down ... I visited one of the barrows the last time I was there and walked about inside a corn circle ... I remember regretting not taking some of the corn to make alien looking corn dollies.