Thursday, July 22, 2010
News at Stonehenge
Perhaps the news about the upcoming opposition between Saturn in Libra and Uranus in Aries is that there is breaking news at a very hold site.
A new henge, a circular ditch which probably enclosed a ring of timber posts and may have been used for feasting, has been discovered within sight of Stonehenge.
Professor Vince Gaffney, of Birmingham university, described the discovery of the new monument, only 900 metres away and apparently contemporary to the 5,000-year-old stone circle, as the most exciting find at Stonehenge in a lifetime.
“This finding is remarkable. It will completely change the way we think about the landscape around Stonehenge.
“People have tended to think that as Stonehenge reached its peak, it was the paramount monument, existing in splendid isolation. This discovery is completely new and extremely important in how we understand Stonehenge and its landscape.
“Stonehenge is one of the most studied monuments on Earth but this demonstrates that there is still much more to be found.” Midsummer revellers coming to Stonehenge for the solstice have probably trampled unwittingly across the grass hiding the henge.