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The Megalithic Yard

In the mid 17th century the architect Inigo Jones was instructed to survey Stonehenge. He declared the ruins too sophisticated to have been built by the barbaric Druids and proposed a Roman origin.

Almost a century later, the antiquarian William Stukeley overturned Jones' theory, noting the site's ancient age and astronomical alignments. Stukeley also suggested the ruins shared a uniform system of measurement. Whoever they were, our ancient monument builders were no barbarians.

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Jane Posted by Jane
21st August 2003ce
Edited 21st August 2003ce

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