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Maeshowe / News by drewbhoy

Totally agree Moss (but they are not far away!!) and like you have been saying it for years. Turning into a Scottish Stonehenge :-( drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21 Feb 17ce

Marlborough Mound / Link by tjj

Only one person mentions the possibility of an earth goddess - the film also has Barry Cunliffe, Jim Leary, and Ronald Hutton talking about the people who lived four and half thousand years ago. An odd little film really as its also about Marlborough School, its pupils, and Mound Trust - which feels like a juxtaposition to the archaeology side of it all. tjj Posted by tjj
21 Feb 17ce

Maeshowe / News by drewbhoy

There is something sad about the erosion of tourism to these far off isles. A way of life slowly disrupted by cruise ships and prehistoric tourism, just to get a glimpse of something in the flesh and in doing create more car parks (and roads?) just for the sound of money in the till. moss Posted by moss
21 Feb 17ce

Marlborough Mound / Link by tjj

earth goddess in the landscape,like the sleeping beauty at callanish,would like to see some exsamples. Posted by Bill Carson
21 Feb 17ce

The Rollright Stones / Folklore by Rhiannon

That's a lovely article. The Cornish for "stone dance" mentioned in it is dans maen (same as the Welsh word) which has given the Merry Maidens near Lamorna an alternative name "Dawn's Men". thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19 Feb 17ce

Old Keig / Image by tiompan

Well definitely large, not sure you could put a spirit level on it though, and get the bubble in the middle.... moss Posted by moss
18 Feb 17ce

Soussons Common Cairn Circle / Image by Ravenfeather

That is a lovely site. Cheers PK. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17 Feb 17ce

Kettley Crag / Image by Hob

Excl Hob, glad you are back :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
17 Feb 17ce

Kettley Crag / Image by Hob

One day, for sure. It's an area I have never visited. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16 Feb 17ce

Kettley Crag / Image by Hob

Cheers mon, if y'ever can, you should try and get up this way to see it in the real, it's a superb site. Hob Posted by Hob
16 Feb 17ce

Kettley Crag / Image by Hob

Lovely stuff Hob, we've missed you. I like that half c'n'r peaking out top right. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16 Feb 17ce

Angus / News by drewbhoy

This was reported last September. Glad to see the Beeb has caught up. It's what we pay our license fee for after all.

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8e3_1473699545

I suppose it takes a while for the archaeos to scrape the muck off and get the Duraglit onto the finds. And to work out what is a sword and what is a spearhead etc. etc.

http://www.themodernantiquarian.com/post/147912/news/angus.html

The hall does sound intriguing.
Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
15 Feb 17ce

Angus / News by drewbhoy

No mention ,as yet , of whether it was burnt . tiompan Posted by tiompan
15 Feb 17ce

Angus / News by drewbhoy

Yup Balbridie went thru my head as well. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
15 Feb 17ce

Angus / News by drewbhoy

It is .
But the hall sounds pretty incredible too ,looks like it might be similar to Balbridie ,Warren Fields etc .
tiompan Posted by tiompan
15 Feb 17ce

Duntulm / Image by tomatoman

Been a few decades since I sat in that window at Duntulm. Nice to see this picture. Reminder of a great picnic stop on a brilliant walk in very happy times! Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
14 Feb 17ce

Antas de Herdade do Barrocal / Image by costaexpress

I'm liking its umbrella :-) The stone in the background at the fence looks like might have been part of the site................possibly. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
13 Feb 17ce

Antas de Herdade do Barrocal / Image by costaexpress

I'm guessing that's right, certainly the same design as many other Anta in the region with the close sometimes overlapping upright support pillars and large open front (will dig a photo out from the other side) Posted by costaexpress
12 Feb 17ce

Antas de Herdade do Barrocal / Image by costaexpress

That's wonderful. Is this how the chapelised ones would look without their additions? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
12 Feb 17ce

Antas de Herdade do Barrocal / Image by costaexpress

Great pics C . tiompan Posted by tiompan
12 Feb 17ce

East Hill Croft / Image by drewbhoy

Lovely area to live plus Torphins is a really nice place, the old chap at Learney told me about this cairn. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11 Feb 17ce

Dolmen Palet de Rolan / Image by tiompan

Braw is it no Mr J . tiompan Posted by tiompan
11 Feb 17ce

East Hill Croft / Image by drewbhoy

Although I have not visited East Hill, I lived and worked in the area for a year, many years ago, your photo's bring back memories of a long cold winter. Enjoying the photo's from a warm study with the dog sleeping at my feet! Posted by costaexpress
11 Feb 17ce

Dolmen Palet de Rolan / Image by tiompan

Impressive site Mr C! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
10 Feb 17ce

Cromeleque do Portela de Mogos / Image by costaexpress

No I didn't, cosmic coincidence at play. Ace.

A hattifatteners mug sounds cool.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
10 Feb 17ce
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