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More Secrets Of Stonehenge Revealed In Laser Scan
2012-10-10 19:10:46

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For all its history, Stonehenge remains largely a mystery shrouded in conjecture. So what do we know, with certainty, about this ancient structure? We know that the stones for the structure, believed to have been used as an important religious site by early Britons some 4,000 years ago, were mined and transported from Pont Saeson in Pembrokeshire. The distance they traveled to Stonehenge was more than 240 miles. Though...

Crowdsourcing Helps With Flag Fen Archeology
2012-08-14 10:34:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Crowd funding and crowdsourcing are two relatively recent phenomena being leveraged by an archeological group in the United Kingdom to uncover the mysteries of a slightly older phenomenon, Flag Fen. The not-for-profit Digventures team not only raised over $42,000 from members of the public via online donations, they also recruited some of them to excavate parts of Bronze Age causeway located 90 miles north of London. “We will...

Ancient City Found In Syrian Desert, Conflict Delays Further Study
2012-06-27 09:30:35

Archaeologists have discovered a mysterious city in the Syrian desert they say is older than the pyramids, but the conflict tearing the nation apart is preventing further study of the ancient stone formations. The ruins were found 50 miles north of the capital city of Damascus, near the ancient monastery of Deir Mar Musa (Saint Moses the Abyssinian). Scientists described the ancient city as a “landscape for the dead”, and believe them to be about 10,000 years old. The...

Stonehenge Was A Monument Marking Unification Of Britain
2012-06-23 09:49:33

After 10 years of archaeological investigations, researchers have concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain. Some stones came from southern England and others from West Wales. These stones are thought to have represented the ancestors of different groups from the earliest farming communities in Britain. Investigators from the universities of Sheffield,...

Sound Illusion May Have Been Inspiration For Stonehenge
2012-02-18 05:05:58

There have been many theories behind the creation of Stonehenge, including some believing the ancient structure was originally intended to be a monument, a calendar, an observatory, or a place for healing or worship. Now, an American researcher has proposed yet another theory -- that the legendary 5,000-year-old stone circle in southern England may have been an attempt to mimic or recreate an auditory illusion. According to LiveScience Senior Writer Stephanie Pappas, the theory was put...

Researchers Confirm Origin Of Stonehenge Rocks
2011-12-20 09:52:59

Experts studying the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge have now confirmed for the first time the exact origin of some of the rocks used in the ancient monument in Wiltshire, England. The researchers -- geologists Robert Ixer of the University of Leicester and Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales -- have matched fragments of stone from the 5,000 year old monument with rocks found in southwest Wales more than 150 miles away. The actual site of the source is Craig Rhos-y-Felin, near...

New Evidence Links Stonehenge To Ancient Sun Worship
2011-11-29 05:42:53

Researchers have reportedly uncovered new evidence that supports the theory that Stonehenge had been used to worship the sun before the legendary stones were erected at the location. According to a report published online at the MyFoxHouston.com website Monday, representatives from the University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection have confirmed that a team of experts representing both institutions had discovered a pair of large pits that were...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

Stonehenge Partners (http://www.stonehengenyc.com) has teamed up with celebrated artist David Kassan to present a live iPad art demo at The Ritz Plaza on October 3rd. David Jon Kassanâs live art demo will include musical accompaniment by Jasmine Commerce as well as featured pieces and participant deals from rental art site Artsicle. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2011 Stonehenge Partners, a premier New York City luxury apartment building owner and management company, is...

2011-07-09 00:00:29

To celebrate the occurrence of Manhattanhenge, a breathtaking solar event, Stonehenge Partners is hosting a celebration in the streets of Times Square. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12th at 235 West 48th Street with a ceremonial procession through Times Square. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Stonehenge Partners is proud to publicly support the July 12th New York City Manhattanhenge occurrence. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. at 235 West 48th Street in Firefighters Memorial Park,...

2011-04-27 16:46:00

Private/public partnership will make possible care for more than 20,000 people. BRONX, N.Y., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More primary and specialty health care will soon be available to Bronx residents thanks to a partnership between the City, the State, the Federal government and four private financiers. Urban Health Plan, Inc. announced the construction of a new six-story, 54,000-square-foot facility that will help more than 20,000 South Bronx residents get and remain...

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