When full, it could house the remains of up to 2,400 people
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Thursday 12 July 2012
Stonehenge, dubbed a "national disgrace", is set for an overhaul 30 years after English Heritage first proposed tackling the "clutter" surrounding the iconic stones.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Thousands of people have marked the summer solstice despite the celebration being one of the wettest in years.
Monday 12 March 2012
Monday 12 March 2012
The recession-fuelled fashion for staycations is all very well, but it seems Britons are in danger of getting lost in their own backyard. One in five British adults couldn't tell you how many countries there are in the UK, a poll of 2,000 UK citizens found.
Sunday 18 December 2011
Discovery reignites debate over transportation of smaller standing stones
Saturday 26 November 2011
Ancient site may have been place of worship 500 years before the first stone was erected
Friday 18 November 2011
A man has been arrested after a set of Bronze Age earthworks more than 4,000 years old were vandalised.
Thursday 11 August 2011
Skywatchers were today given advice on how to enjoy this year's display of Perseid meteors despite a full moon.
Saturday 16 July 2011
Grumbling is an ancient institution in these islands, with their many tribes, narrow confines and persistent arrivals: Iceni about Trinovantes, Britons about Romans, Angles about Saxons, Saxons about Normans, peasants about squires, lords about kings, wives about husbands, English about Scots, Irish, Welsh and all vice versa.
Friday 15 July 2011
Any visitor to New York will know that it doesn't usually take much for the traffic in Manhattan to grind to a halt. But on Wednesday night at around 8.25pm local time, it was an extraordinary solar phenomenon that caused the city centre to turn to gridlock.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Friday 24 June 2011
The world has many mysterious stone circles. Who made them? And why? We never really know. Their mystery is part of their charm. They are symbols – but of what exactly? Now we have two more. These two have cropped up – or bedded down – in a pair of 19th-century rooms in Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, and they sit on polished parquet floors beneath coffered ceilings. These stone circles, unlike the others, are not old at all. They are by Richard Long, our most celebrated land artist. Land artists make their art in reverential partnership with nature in the raw. They use wood, stones, slate, mud. They often make it in the land itself so that it gets slightly lost, as if to tell us that it is really part of its environment. This land art in Mayfair has made the journey from outdoors to indoors.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Poor weather could not dampen the spirits of 18,000 people who welcomed the sun at Stonehenge at dawn this morning for the Summer Solstice.
Friday 13 May 2011
The reliable Hutton has produced a vast, enthralling history of a mysterious cult. "The Druids may have been the most prominent magico-religious specialists... and that is all we can say with reasonable certainty. They left no account of their beliefs and practices."
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