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Stonehenge Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles km west of Amesbury.It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around feet . m high, seven feet . m wide and weighing around tons. Stonehenge Your guide to Stonehenge, the World s BRITAIN For information and maps showing Sacred, Ancient and Interesting Sites in Britain. Stonehenge HISTORY Stonehenge s Function and Significance If the facts surrounding the architects and construction of Stonehenge remain shadowy at best, the purpose of the arresting monument is even of a Stonehenge History, Location, Map, Facts Britannica Speculation and excavation Stonehenge has long been the subject of historical speculation, and ideas about the meaning and significance of the structure continued to develop in the st century. Stonehenge English Heritage BC First Monuments Early farmers build the causewayed enclosure at Robin Hood s Ball, two cursus monuments rectangular earthworks and several long barrows in the landscape north of Stonehenge. Stonehenge Facts Theories About Mysterious Monument Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the modern day city of Salisbury, England Research shows that the site has continuously evolved over a period of about Stonehenge EH_Stonehenge Twitter The latest Tweets from Stonehenge EH_Stonehenge Official account of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, managed by English Heritage This account is managed Mon Fri SH Wiltshire Stonehenge Amesbury TripAdvisor Feb , One of the most important survivals of prehistoric England, Stonehenge consists of a group of huge rough cut stones, some than feet high, arranged in two concentric circles. Stonehenge National Geographic The monument s mysterious past has spawned countless tales and theories According to folklore, Stonehenge was created by Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend, who magically transported the History of Stonehenge English Heritage History of Stonehenge Stonehenge is perhaps the world s most famous prehistoric monument It was built in several stages the first monument was an early henge monument, built about , years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about BC.
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Four thousand years ago, a stranger s death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn and his ominous gift of gold precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind s most singular and remarkable achievements Bernard Cornwell s epic novel Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and whoFour thousand years ago, a stranger s death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn and his ominous gift of gold precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind s most singular and remarkable achievements Bernard Cornwell s epic novel Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and wholly original a tale of patricide, betrayal, and murder of bloody brotherly rivalry and of the never ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment.Three brothers deadly rivals are uneasily united in their quest to create a temple to their gods There is Lengar, the eldest, a ruthless warrior intent on replacing his father as chief of the tribe of Ratharryn Camaban, his bastard brother, a sorcerer whose religious fervor inspires the plan for Stonehenge and Saban, the youngest, through whose expertise the temple will finally be completed Divided by blood but united precariously by a shared vision, the brothers begin erecting their mighty ring of granite, aligning towering stones to the movement of the heavenly bodies, and raising arches to appease and unite their gods Caught between the zealousness of his ambitious brothers, Saban becomes the true leader of his people, a peacemaker who will live to see the temple built in the name of salvation and regeneration.Bernard Cornwell, long admired for his rousing narrative and meticulous historical imaginings, has here delivered his masterpiece, the most compelling and powerful human drama of its kind since Ken Follett s Pillars of the Earth and Edward Rutherford s Sarum His re creation of civilization as it might have been in 2000 B.C at once amplifies the mystery of his subject and makes the world of Stonehenge come alive as never before.