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Nick Theodorakis
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Then there's Carhenge.

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^ to you, Floater!

I have to admit, though, that even if I had read the story about the not-tv-license-paying-minister-responsible-for-tv in todays paper, it only came back to me when I was trying to find out what the correct ministry in Sweden would be to apply to for funds ...

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My cousin just sent me this link today--

How stonehenge was built

Makes for an interesting theory.

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I have to second the Avebury recommendation. It's huge, complicated and gorgeous, and there are a couple of lines nearby.

Or of course you could go up onto the Ridgeway and see the White Horse (Um. I originally mistyped that W into something really quite bad), walk along to Wayland's Smithy, and have a picnic and fly a kite while you're at it [Wink]

Or you could just hit http://www.megalithic.co.uk/ and make your own decisions [Smile]

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Brad from Georgia
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What does it matter if Stonehenge was fixed up a bit? It's a huge stone computer, for crying out loud! Let's face it, 128 megalith just isn't cutting edge. It needs at least a gigalith today.

Brad "yeah, Terry Pratchett, right" from Georgia

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BBC/Nova did a series together, exploring the Secrets of Lost Empires and it's been running on BBCPrime here. The one stone that fell over was only buried 3 meters into the ground. The stone next to it was buried 5 meters -> more stable.

We saw Avebury because somebody recommended it over Stonehenge. This was in 1993, so the fences were still up. Avebury is isolate, and fairly empty. It is no problem to just walk up to the stones. I don't think we even saw any tour buses. We didn't see Stonehenge. Even though we have seen Avebury, we still want to see Stonehenge - it's too well known.

And I also want to go to Callanish stone circle. The only time we were in Scotland, we would have been in the area over the weekend, and that area still has (had?) different ideas about work on Sunday.

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Discovery Channel has a documentary on a project that happened where they recreated with scultped styrofoam a complete, full size model of stonehenge. They carefully cut and sculpted the styrofoam to resemble the shapes of the actual stones, and had an artist come colour match the paint, etc. In the end, it was probably the closest thing any of us will ever get to seeing what stonehenge was supposed to look like.

The documentary also surveyed a variety of interesting and apparently plausible theories for how it was built, and showed people re-enacting those theories. very interesting.

when they were all done, they used a giant spotlight to simulate the sun and calculated the correct placement for sunset, sunrise, etc., on various special times throughout the year, solstice etc., and the way the light reflected around and through the completed stonehenge was a very cool sight.

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I've yet to hear any convincing explanation from the druids of how Stonehenge collapsed at freefall. Computer simulations show that this could only happen with controlled demolition. Thats right, the Illuminati clearly kicked over Stonehenge to start the war of 1812 and profit from their gunpowder monopoly!
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