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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...

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...

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2011-02-05 08:01:01

Human remains from ancient settlements such as Stonehenge are to be reburied and lost to science due to a controversial legislation that could bring archaeological research in Britain to a crashing halt, a group of leading archaeologists said Friday. A group of 40 archaeology professors wrote of "deep and widespread concern" in a letter addressed to the justice secretary, Ken Clarke, which was printed in the British newspaper The Guardian. The dispute centers on legislation introduced by...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

A new factory at Solstice Park in Amesbury will create 300 jobs, courtesy of Gregg's Bakery. (PRWeb UK) January 28, 2011 A new factory at Solstice Park in Amesbury will create 300 jobs, courtesy of Gregg's Bakery. Announcing the news, Executive employment consultancy UK Knack Group said that Gregg's has been granted planning permission to build on a five-and-a-half-acre site near Amesbury's Holiday Inn motel. UK Knack Group's managing director said, "This is wonderful news for Gregg's...

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2010-11-19 11:59:49

Stonehenge is getting a multi-million dollar grant that conservators say will help to restore the World Heritage site plagued by busy roads and cramped facilities. English Heritage said Friday that it has two-thirds of the money it needs in order to help revamp the area around the prehistoric circle of stones.  However, the group said the funds probably would not come in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. Stonehenge is one of the world's most recognizable sites, but it sits next to two...

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2009-05-04 10:45:00

Wiltshire Council last week issued a legal order for a 55-year-old man who has been protesting on-site at Stonehenge for nearly a year. King Arthur Pendragon, formerly known as John Rothwell, began his sit-in at Stonehenge in June 2008 with consent from the Council of British Druid Orders. He says he has "absolutely no intention of leaving" until visitors are allowed better access to the historic site. Last week, Wiltshire council received an eviction order to remove Pendragon from byway 12,...

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2008-10-22 14:30:58

Gold studs that were once affixed to the handle of a Bronze Age dagger in the grave of a warrior close to Stonehenge some 4,000 years ago have been found in a desk at Cardiff university. The studs were unearthed 200 years ago. They were later loaned to Professor Richard Atkinson of Cardiff university in the 1960s. Atkinson was known for his excavations at Silbury Hill and Stonehenge. The professor placed the studs in an old film canister labeled "Bush Barrow". After his death in 2005, Niall...

2008-09-23 00:00:02

Home in brief *Archaeologists have pinpointed the construction of Stonehenge to 2300BC - 300 years later than thought. During a major excavation inside the henge in April - the first for four decades - professors Tim Darvill and Geoff Wainwright carbon-dated the ring's original bluestones, taken 150 miles from west Wales to Salisbury Plain, where they stand today. They also found fragments of stone which, they argue, could have been used as lucky charms - supporting a theory that it was a...

2008-08-27 09:00:50

By Nicola Fenwick A QUARRY company?s controversial plan to extract sand and gravel near a 5,000-year-old monument has finally received approval. But those opposed to Tarmac?s plans for Ladybridge Farm, near Thornborough Henges, between Bedale and Ripon, North Yorkshire, have vowed to fight on. Tarmac runs nearby Nosterfield Quarry, but wants to extract 1.1 million tonnes of sand and gravel from Ladybridge Farm. Permission was granted in January last year, but the decision was quashed...

2008-01-24 03:00:27

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At the Avebury Mine, drill hole A218 has intersected 3.0m @ 4.7% Ni within a thick zone of mineralisation assaying 17.0m @ 1.4% Ni, 100m below the base of the current Viking Resource (Figure 1 and 2). A wedged hole A218B off the parent hole intersected a similar zone assaying 2.3m @ 2.1% Ni within a thick zone assaying 19.3m @ 0.8%. DDH A218 also intersected additional mineralised zones in Central Viking (8m @ 1.2% Ni) and South Viking...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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