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Re: Circles under churches
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"It chimes with two of my fantasies. ;)
That Silbury III was a huge high-tech statement of domination by invaders, who sought to build their symbol right on top of the low-tech temple of the losers, Silbury II, entombing their deity forever and using the poor sods as slave labour to do it...
and that Stonehenge was nicked en masse from Avebury and reworked and re-erected elsewhere, again as an act of exquisite humiliation.
Humans can be very unkind."

true. the notion of invasions has given way to ideas of cultural change. Avebury and Stonehenge are monuments within a clear tradition; Silbury too, if we consider Merlin's Mound at Marlborough as a related form?

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Posted by m6
27th November 2005ce

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