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11

Sep

10 curious truths about StonehengeThe world’s most famous ring of standing stones has been studied for centuries, yet we learn something new about it all the time.

10 curious truths about Stonehenge
The world’s most famous ring of standing stones has been studied for centuries, yet we learn something new about it all the time.

04

Dec

New construction timeline revealed for StonehengeThe new dating allows the archaeologists to tie the structure to specific people who lived in the area at the time, likely pig farmers.

New construction timeline revealed for Stonehenge
The new dating allows the archaeologists to tie the structure to specific people who lived in the area at the time, likely pig farmers.

26

Jun

Stonehenge mystery: It was about unity and peace, not aliensThe prehistoric monument required thousands of laborers and hours of work to construct, so it seems likely the Neolithic people worked together to do it.

Stonehenge mystery: It was about unity and peace, not aliens
The prehistoric monument required thousands of laborers and hours of work to construct, so it seems likely the Neolithic people worked together to do it.

20

Apr

Photo of the day: Pagan moonbounceChildren play on April 20 at the base of  ”Sacrilege,” an interactive, full-scale inflatable replica of Stonehenge created by Turner Prize-winning Jeremy Deller for the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts in Scotland. The festival, which is put on for two weeks every two years, is showcasing more than 130 contemporary artists in permanent and temporary exhibition venues across the city.

Photo of the day: Pagan moonbounce
Children play on April 20 at the base of  ”Sacrilege,” an interactive, full-scale inflatable replica of Stonehenge created by Turner Prize-winning Jeremy Deller for the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts in Scotland. The festival, which is put on for two weeks every two years, is showcasing more than 130 contemporary artists in permanent and temporary exhibition venues across the city.

19

Apr

Ale’s Stones in Sweden prompt Stonehenge comparisonsThe Ales Stenar was built by members of a warlike community of seafarers who used a variety of of methods, including slaves, to collect and raise the boulders.

Ale’s Stones in Sweden prompt Stonehenge comparisons
The Ales Stenar was built by members of a warlike community of seafarers who used a variety of of methods, including slaves, to collect and raise the boulders.

17

Feb

Sound effects inspired StonehengeScientist Steven Waller thinks that acoustic interference was so mysterious 5,000 years ago that it compelled people to erect Stonehenge.

Sound effects inspired Stonehenge
Scientist Steven Waller thinks that acoustic interference was so mysterious 5,000 years ago that it compelled people to erect Stonehenge.

22

Dec

Stonehenge app offers virtual solstice tourFeatures include a Google Maps image of the stones that allows users to stand within them and physically move about the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Stonehenge app offers virtual solstice tour
Features include a Google Maps image of the stones that allows users to stand within them and physically move about the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

03

Nov

Nebraska ‘Carhenge,’ car replica of Stonehenge, up for saleThe full-scale automotive replica of Stonehenge is for sale because the organization that created it lacked capital and volunteers to maintain it.

Nebraska ‘Carhenge,’ car replica of Stonehenge, up for sale
The full-scale automotive replica of Stonehenge is for sale because the organization that created it lacked capital and volunteers to maintain it.

29

Oct

physicsphysics:

Original Caption:

A  meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury  Plain, southern England on August 12, 2010. The Perseid meteor shower  is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space  debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure.  (REUTERS/Kieran Doherty)

Part of Boston.com’s “Around the Solar System” feature in their “Big Picture” section.  For more kick-ass space photos, click through to link to the article.

physicsphysics:

Original Caption:

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over Stonehenge in Salisbury Plain, southern England on August 12, 2010. The Perseid meteor shower is sparked every August when the Earth passes through a stream of space debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. Picture taken using a long exposure. (REUTERS/Kieran Doherty)

Part of Boston.com’s “Around the Solar System” feature in their “Big Picture” section.  For more kick-ass space photos, click through to link to the article.