Thursday, January 12, 2017

The "LV Question Mark" on Stone 156

Of all the carvings at Stonehenge - and there are a great many of them - perhaps one of the most mysterious is on lintel 156.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

19th Century Restoration Work

The very first documented intervention to prevent stone collapse at Stonehenge happened in 1881 and consisted of a wooden scaffold erected to support lintel 107 which was precariously balanced on stones 6 and 7 on the east side of the sarsen circle. Stone 6 was leaning outwards and 7 was leaning inwards so lintel 107 was twisted. If not for the mortise and tenon joints this part of the circle would probably have long since collapsed.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

A different view

It's only when you get out into the wider landscape that you come to appreciate one of the oddnesses of Stonehenge - it looks bigger the further away you are.