Letter: Stones stand alone

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Sir: In his letter of 29 December, Adrian G. Gilbert refers to the Great Pyramid as 'the most important ancient monument in the world'. It is not. That title is held by Stonehenge, the largest megalithic monument in Europe, which, despite its outward appearance, is a very well preserved and astonishingly complicated instrument of prediction.

It was for daily use by the living and never a mere tomb. The first phase of Stonehenge long pre-

dates the Great Pyramid.

Yours sincerely,

MICHAEL BALFOUR

London, NW5

30 December

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