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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby Boreades » 8:35 pm

How much have we got in the TME Petty Cash box?

We might need to send Jon to New Zealand to check out the New Stonehenge.

Stonehenge Aotearoa

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It's promised to be a faithful reproduction, to teach astronomy and astrophysics.

See : http://www.druidry.org/library/members- ... stonehenge
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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby Boreades » 3:12 pm

And another new Stonehenge for Jon to check? This one's closer, in Cardigan.

'Proto Stonehenge' discovered in West Wales
http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=2146414202

STONEHENGE – The Welsh Connection
Presentation, Exhibition, Book Launch and Q&A session by Robin Heath
At the Small World Theatre, Cardigan, Wales on Sunday the 22nd June at 1:30 pm
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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby jon » 6:19 pm

Thanks Boreades

That's Robin heath's baby isn't it? Unfortunately too much work on at the moment to be able to spend any time looking at neolithic monuments: Personally I doubt that you would find a proto-Stonehenge in that particular location, but I guess it depends what he means by the phrase.

The RILKO talk went well.

Cheers

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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby Boreades » 2:07 pm

Oh, the outrage!

Stonehenge was the work of cowboy builders, historian claims

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/1092 ... laims.html

I'd like to see them try and get planning permission to fix it though. English Heritage will insist on it being kept the way it is.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/prof ... ermission/
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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby jon » 6:27 pm

Stonehenge was the work of cowboy builders, historian claims


Great fun this article. Though if this is what they come up with, it makes me wonder what the point of studying history is.
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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby Boreades » 6:37 pm

jon wrote:.. it makes me wonder what the point of studying history is.


My guess is to fill History courses with enough students to keep History teachers in a well-paid job at our expense(?)
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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby Boreades » 11:46 am

An alert for TME Special Forces / Rapid Archaeology Team

The very worthy Chipping Norton Amateur Archaeology Group (established 2,500 BCE) is organising An Open Day at the Rollright Stones

Saturday 26th July:

Chipping Norton Amateur Archaeology Group presents Exploring the astronomy of special places.
10.30am—1.00pm Tours of the Stones and Dowsing (led by members of The Rollright Trust)
1.30—4.00pm Talks about astronomy, folklore & ancient sites (Venue: Long Compton Village Hall SP2885 3230)
1.30pm Introduction
1.40pm A Story Walk through the Heavens, Lizzie Bryant. (Professional storyteller)
2.20pm Archaeo-astronomy: finding out how and why heavenly bodies mattered at the Rollright Stones and other special places, Professor Clive Ruggles (Leicester University, expert archaeo-astronomer)
3.00pm, Astronomy: discovering special places in the heavens, Dr Chris Lintott [TBC], (Oxford University, presenter of BBC’s Sky at Night)
3.40pm Questions
4.30—6.00pm Demonstration: Site surveys for astronomical alignments (led by Clive Ruggles Venue: The Rollright Stones)
All Day Demonstration: Telescopes and other astronomical equipment (led by members of CNAAG Venue: The Rollright Stones)

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A good opportunity to flaunt our own expertise on alignments?

Link: http://www.cnaag.com/
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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby Boreades » 9:40 am

Another all-expenses not paid trip for Jon?

At Rechnitz in Burgenland, Austria, another "Stonehenge" has been discovered.
http://www.thelocal.at/20140717/burgenl ... -discovery

From a quick & rough comparision, it seems to be on a similar longitude to Carnac.
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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby jon » 5:06 pm

Another all-expenses not paid trip for Jon?


Would be nice to do this sort of thing if you had spare cash.
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Re: Heavens' Henge

Postby Boreades » 10:08 pm

jon wrote:
Another all-expenses not paid trip for Jon?

Would be nice to do this sort of thing if you had spare cash.

Patience! You'll get your fair share of the TME Team Christmas Bumper Bonus. If you are very good, there might be as much as a Half Crown in it for you. You do deserve a Whole Crown, but I can't find any.

There's a TME Trivia Challenge: why did we only have Half Crowns?

Come to think of it, somewhere in the high-security vaults of Chateau Boreades (at the back of the bike shed), we do have a Silver Half Crown (a family heirloom). Must be worth its weight in gold by now?
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