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Stonehenge and its Environs


Stonehenge Tunnel

"SALISBURY, England (Reuters) -- Whoever built Stonehenge, the 5,000-year-old circle of megaliths that towers over green fields in southern England and lures a million visitors a year, couldn't have planned for the automobile.

If they had, they might have defused a growing controversy over proposals to dig a massive car tunnel a few hundred yards from one of Europe's best-known historical sites.

Conservation groups, the Highways Agency and white-robed druids -- a pagan order that celebrates Stonehenge as a center of spiritualism -- are fighting over a 200 million pound ($367 million) proposal for a 1.3-mile-long tunnel."

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Ike Posted by Ike
18th August 2004ce
Edited 10th February 2006ce

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