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Stone me! Itís Britainís newest stone circle
Whitehaven News ^ | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | Mark White

Posted on 09/15/2013 6:39:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

A STONE circle has been restored to its former glory after “going missing” for over 200 years.

The circle was discovered in a meadow at Wilton, near Egremont by landowners Philip and Lyndsey Johnson. And according to Dr Terence Meaden, a research archaeologist from Oxford University, the stones could be over 4,000 years old.

The formation was unearthed when the Johnsons began researching the history of their house.

They came across an 18th century map with a drawing of the old stone circle in a field close to their home. It was marked “Druids Temple”.

Further investigation showed the stones were probably moved by a farmer around 1800. The stones were found in a nearby hedge.

The discovery attracted the attention of the Stone Circle and Henge Trust’s founders Professor Meaden and Paul Daw, who have been on the scene to aid in the reconstruction.

“I was very excited when I heard about the find. It isn’t often that all the stones remain in the area,” said Mr Daw.

Originally only three stones were discovered but, when more people got involved, the rest of the stones were found and removed from the hedge-line by a tractor. They have now been restored into a circle in the original field, at the spot where they were shown on the 18th century map.

Mr Johnson said: “It’s a bit like Morecambe and Wise – they’re the right stones but we can’t be sure they’re all in the right order!”

The hope for the future is for the Stone Circle and Henge Trust to obtain the land to allow the trust to preserve it and erect a sign displaying the history and details of the circle for the public to visit and enjoy.

(Excerpt) Read more at whitehavennews.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeoastronomy; godsgravesglyphs; megaliths; unitedkingdom; wilton
The circle was discovered in a meadow at Wilton, near Egremont

1 posted on 09/15/2013 6:39:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 09/15/2013 6:41:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv
the stones could be over 4,000 years old

That right there is funny, I don't care who you are.

3 posted on 09/15/2013 6:43:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Hey, have you ever tried dating a stone?


4 posted on 09/15/2013 6:47:32 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

Nah, they are horrible conversationalists. And they never want to do anything but sit around. Until one day, they are all like, “hey, let’s raise some hell and do a landslide!” No thanks!


5 posted on 09/15/2013 7:03:50 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Geez....I suppose the writer meant that the stones are thought to have been shaped & emplaced by humans perhaps 4,000 years ago, but coherence in writing is a dying art.


6 posted on 09/15/2013 7:05:22 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Everybody must get stoned.


7 posted on 09/15/2013 7:08:43 AM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: elcid1970
Note that I could say the Grand Canyon is over 4000 years old -- the statement would be true, but seen as oddly understated. It would probably get someone branded as a Young Earth Creationist, even though "over 4000" could also include "200 million years old".

Once upon a time, professional writers knew how to write. Today, they just know how to play along with the correct agenda (which isn't required in every story, but it is the skill which is valued in their career, over and above being a good writer).

8 posted on 09/15/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Explorer89
My ex wife was as dumb as a rock. Does that count?

CC

9 posted on 09/15/2013 7:22:09 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: SunkenCiv

“The circle was discovered in a meadow at Wilton, near Egremont by landowners Philip and Lyndsey Johnson. And according to Dr Terence Meaden, a research archaeologist from Oxford University, the stones could be over 4,000 years old. “

There are stones in my yard that are over a billion years old!

So, if some clown makes a ring of stones for no reason at all and they are discovered 200 years later, can the govt confiscate the property now?


10 posted on 09/15/2013 7:23:20 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: SunkenCiv

How did you ever find this? I am a fan of these stone circles of Britain! Thanks!


11 posted on 09/15/2013 7:31:39 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Celtic Conservative

I wouldn’t tell that stuff about your ex. After all you asked her to marry you.


12 posted on 09/15/2013 7:48:35 AM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- h<<ttp://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: SunkenCiv; Revolting cat!

13 posted on 09/15/2013 7:51:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: B4Ranch
I was stupid too. But then I got better.

CC

14 posted on 09/15/2013 7:56:12 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Hegemony Cricket

I got a Date stoned once.


15 posted on 09/15/2013 8:03:59 AM PDT by Big Red Badger ("don't hurt me , G 'man!")
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To: ClearCase_guy

git er done....


16 posted on 09/15/2013 8:06:31 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: a fool in paradise

They haven’t looked this good for at least 4000 years


17 posted on 09/15/2013 8:07:20 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SunkenCiv

Not as impressive as Stonehenge but OK.


18 posted on 09/15/2013 8:12:04 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
Not as impressive as Stonehenge but OK.


19 posted on 09/15/2013 8:30:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

That’s not what it looked like when I was there. :)


20 posted on 09/15/2013 8:33:57 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Hegemony Cricket

“Hey, have you ever tried dating a stone?”

I call and ask all the time but they never accept my offer of a night out.


21 posted on 09/15/2013 8:52:45 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: SunkenCiv

Gee, only 4000 years old. Must have broken off a meteor passing by 4000 years ago. With every inorganic material on earth being over 4.2 billion years old, perhaps he should have said ‘over 4000 years above ground’ to cover the bases.


22 posted on 09/15/2013 9:54:02 AM PDT by AKinAK
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To: SunkenCiv

Gee, only 4000 years old. Must have broken off a meteor passing by 4000 years ago. With every inorganic material on earth being over 4.2 billion years old, perhaps he should have said ‘over 4000 years above ground’ to cover the bases.


23 posted on 09/15/2013 9:54:18 AM PDT by AKinAK
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To: B4Ranch; Celtic Conservative

Touche!


24 posted on 09/15/2013 10:18:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ClearCase_guy
the stones could be over 4,000 years old

That right there is funny, I don't care who you are.

I agree. Let's fix it.

". . .the circular layout of the stones could be over 4,000 years old. . ."

There, all fixed.

25 posted on 09/15/2013 11:52:57 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: a fool in paradise

Is that a circle of dumb rock(ER)s?


26 posted on 09/15/2013 11:57:46 AM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Nifster
They haven’t looked this good for at least 4000 years

Do they look better after a few beers. . . or considering the area, . . pints of ale?

27 posted on 09/15/2013 12:04:45 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: Swordmaker

I guess for some... Iused up all my drink tickets quite a while ago


28 posted on 09/15/2013 1:31:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SunkenCiv; mickie; flaglady47; oswegodeee; seenenuf; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; seekthetruth; ...
That photo of ancient rocks is actually a still from the documentary film, "The March of the Penguins".

Leni

29 posted on 09/15/2013 1:46:05 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: razorback-bert

The Brits are the original stoners.


30 posted on 09/15/2013 2:43:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: ClearCase_guy
the stones could be over 4,000 years old

Mick is pretty wrinkly but I would never have guessed...

31 posted on 09/15/2013 4:42:40 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (Kh√°ch sang La Vang hanh huong tham vieng Maria)
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