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Circle henge


New book shows how site has developed

by Maev Kennedy, arts and heritage correspondent, The Guardian, Monday November 22, 2004

Stonehenge's past brought to light
The sign advises the solitary car pootling down the deserted road, past the reassuring AA phone box, to "fork left for Exeter" - unless the driver decides to fork right onto the infant A344, park on the grass verge, and pop in for a quick wander among the towering columns of Stonehenge, or for a nice cup of tea and a Bath bun in the newly built Stonehenge Cafe.

The photograph, one of hundreds excavated for a new book by archaeologist Julian Richards, from the National Monuments Archive in Swindon and other public and private archives, dates from around 1930. The car is passing the exact spot of the current furore over what to do about the world's most famous prehistoric site. Read whole article here...
Jane Posted by Jane
22nd November 2004ce
Edited 22nd November 2004ce

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