Thousands of people joined druids and pagans who gathered together to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge, the shortest day and longest night of the year.
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Friday 14 August 2009
Ice Age 3, Carlos Saldanha, 96 mins, (U)<br>Am I Black Enough for You, Goran Hugo Olsson, 87 mins, (12A)
Sunday 05 July 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
Friday 26 June 2009
Clear, intelligent and often highly amusing, this study achieves something new in the voluminous literature on Stonehenge. Rather than adding to the interpretations, Hill explores what the stones have meant to observers over the centuries. Inigo Jones's Stong-Heng Restored (1655) ascribed it to the Romans. In 1675, Aylett Sammes insisted that it was a temple to Hercules, a god borrowed by Druids from visiting Phoenicians. Hill might be interested to know that this distant association continues in the West Country. It has suggested that clotted cream arrived with Phoenician tin traders.
Thursday 14 May 2009
With its grotesquely exaggerated features, this could easily be the work of one of the 20th century's great figurative artists. But this voluptuous Venus was carved out of a mammoth's tusk more than 35,000 years ago.
Tuesday 18 November 2008
A Stone Age burial ground, where the bodies of adults and children lay together for thousands of years entwined in tender embraces, has provided the earliest evidence for the existence of the nuclear family.
Monday 22 September 2008
Archaeologists today moved a step closer to solving the mystery of Stonehenge when they disclosed findings to support their theory that it was a prehistoric 'healing centre'.
Friday 08 August 2008
Tuesday 27 May 2008
A wealth of new information about the way of life of early man in the eastern Mediterranean, long before the invention of the wheel, is likely to be uncovered after the startling discovery of a cave inhabited by hunter-gatherers between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago.
Saturday 12 April 2008
Russian scientists have obtained the most detailed pictures so far of the insides of a prehistoric animal, with the help of a baby mammoth called Lyuba found immaculately preserved in the Russian Arctic.
Sunday 16 March 2008
Monday 10 March 2008
Some of the world's best preserved prehistoric landscapes survive in pristine condition at the bottom of the North Sea, archaeologists claimed yesterday.
Saturday 08 March 2008
The remains of the last known wild polar bear to live in Britain are to be investigated by scientists hoping to find out what it ate and how it is related to its modern-day Arctic cousins.
Thursday 14 February 2008
Sunday 28 August 2005
Ukip election posters: Nigel Farage defends 'racist' campaign anti-immigration campaign ahead of Europe elections
Is Britain really a land of God? Furious debate after David Cameron claims we are a Christian country
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
David Cameron's constituency office calls police on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden
Ukip leader Nigel Farage defends employing German wife, at launch of anti-immigration poster campaign
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- 4 Ultra-Orthodox Jews are resisting new laws which force them to join the army
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