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Wentwood Barrows (Round Barrow(s))

'Appalling damage' to Newport ancient burial mound

Stonehenge and its Environs

New Exhibition in London 9 MAY - 24 JUNE

Italy (Country)

Eternal Embrace

It could be humanity's oldest story of doomed love. Archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Neolithic period locked in an eternal embrace and buried outside Mantua, Italy, just 25 miles south of Verona, the city where Shakespeare set the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet.
After being found at the site where a factory is planned, people worldwide have speculated on the circumstances surrounding the couple's deaths. They are thought to have died young because they both had all their teeth intact. But beyond that, the skeletons are a mystery. Archaeologists announced Monday that they will move the entire block of earth the skeletons are resting in for further study and eventual display in a museum.

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Sacred remains or study materials?

Severe restrictions on scientists' freedom to study bones and skulls from ancient graves are putting archaeological research in Britain at risk, according to experts.

Alderley Edge (Ancient Mine / Quarry)


The Alderley Edge Landscape Project has:

"tentatively confirmed the place of Alderley Edge at the dawn of metal working. The members of the project team believe that metal prospectors came to Alderley Edge at the beginning of the Bronze Age."


There are some very interesting connectione being made between this and the legend of the sleeping armoured knights and their treasure

Central London

MUSEUM OF LONDON - new galleries

The new galleries are open.
The London before London display is great.

New online fabulous collection of images of the masses of prehistoric artefacts found in the area:

London Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir)

London Stone to cross the road

The American property developer Gerald Hines is trying to persuade the City of London authority to let him re-house the stone in the foyer of the redeveloped Cannon Street station.

It's true that this is nearer to it's original horizontal position - albeit several meters up in the air from the original ground height where it stood.

There hasn't been any movement on the proposed relocation of the stone to the Museum of London and almost anything would be preferable to the way it is currently housed.

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