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Stonehenge Megalith (1974)

Although various legends associate mysterious Stonehenge with King Arthur, the Druids, and even the Classical Greeks, modern archaeology has shown it to be older than any of them. It was apparently built in stages between 3000 and 1600 BCE, and laid out to align with the sunrise on the summer solstice. The latest archaeological evidence suggests that Stonehenge was originally a cemetery and religious shrine for a royal family.

When I visited Stonehenge in 1974 it was possible to wander around the site freely, though invariably in the company of several tour-buses full of other visitors. Under those circumstances it’s difficult to take a picture that conveys any real sense of this ancient and imposing site. This was my best attempt.


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