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2009-12-16 09:16:32

In a fitting finale for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), astronomers and archaeologists will celebrate the five millennia of astronomical heritage at Stonehenge, the most sophisticated stone circle in the world and amongst Europe's most important Neolithic sites. The attractions include a free public astronomy exhibition and expert-led tours of the site and surrounding landscape. Activity on the world famous Stonehenge site dates from earlier than 3000 BCE and the monument was...

2006-01-22 23:05:58

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - The government published five options for road schemes around the ancient British monument of Stonehenge on Monday, including a tunnel under the site rejected as too expensive last year. The circular monument of massive stones in Wiltshire, southwest England, lies between two busy roads, one carrying up to 33,000 vehicles a day. Conservationists and government agencies responsible for the site have for years been seeking a way of reducing or...

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.