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Were Stonehenge's Bluestones Chosen For Their Acoustic Properties?
2014-03-06 11:31:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been a long-standing mystery as to how and why the giant “Preseli” bluestones from southwest Wales ended up nearly 200 miles away at Stonehenge. While a number of theories persist on how they got there, there isn’t much in the way of why. Researchers from the Royal College of Art in London now think they have that answer. In a recent study, published in the Journal of Time & Mind, the team reports that these giant...

2008-09-23 06:00:13

By Martyn McLaughlin DRUIDS, mystics, UFO enthusiasts and even the occasional rock star have converged in awe beneath its arcane structure. Now, after its eternal mysteries have driven generations of archaeologists round in circles, a lucid new theory has suggested Stonehenge was conceived for a more prosaic purpose - as a Neolithic health centre. The latest hypothesis surrounding one of the world's best known but least understood landmarks suggests the world heritage site was a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'