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Stonehenge

  • Charles J. Cazeau
  • Stuart D. ScottJr.

Abstract

Stonehenge is perhaps the most photographed archaeological site in the world, yet there is a special quality of mystery about it that no photograph can capture. No matter how many pictures he may have seen, to the first-time visitor Stonehenge presents itself as a massive and most impressive spectacle of beauty and strangeness (Fig. 6-1). One modern writer, Robert Wernick, has described its crude beauty and power as “strangely disturbing.” In his book, The Monument Builders, he writes (p. 145):

The monument’s remote location on an empty plain and its concentric rings of megaliths are obviously purposeful. They demand some kind of explanation. Yet despite all the fascinating conjecture, Stonehenge will probably remain a magnificent mystery—if only because it is the expression of an ancient, unfathomable mentality.

Keywords

Cosmic Energy Global Disaster June Solstice Modern Writer Stone Circle 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles J. Cazeau
    • 1
  • Stuart D. ScottJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloAmherstUSA

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