Architect's models depict Stonehenge as base for vast Neolithic temple
Category: News & PoliticsVia: drakkonis • 4 weeks ago • 9 comments
Wow. Cool if true! It's a slide show so you pretty much have to check out the link to get the whole thing, but it's a pretty cool idea.
Full screen1/11 SLIDES © Provided by Daily Mail One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Stonehenge is how any of it is still standing, given the predations of souvenir-hunters and vandals, including the great 17th-century architect, Sir Christopher Wren, who paid many visits to the ancient monument on Salisbury Plain and whose surname can still be seen carved on one of its stones. The Victorians were even more destructive, renting chisels to visitors so they could take great chunks of Stonehenge home, and over the centuries farmers purloined stones for building their barns. Perhaps they might all have had more respect for the monument, now a Unesco World Heritage site, had they heard the extraordinary theory being put forward in a new book by 62-year-old landscape architect, Sarah Ewbank. She would have us believe that the Stonehenge we see today represents the ruins of a majestic building that once had a spectacular thatched roof.