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  • Bronze Age henge found in Hertfordshire

    08/25/2010 5:35:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | unattributed
    ...near Letchworth. Archaeologists have found a circular area about 50 metres wide surrounded by a bank at Stapleton's Field in Norton. North Herts Archaeology Officer, Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews said: "Henges are quite rare with only 60 known in the UK, so this is a significant find. It's interesting as the only other henge known locally is on Western Hills, which is visible from the site we are working on." ...The archaeologists are able to date the henge because of pottery they found which is associated with the Bronze Age... Henges are only known to occur in Britain and Northern Ireland. They...
  • 700-year-old cave carvings with links to Knights Templar at risk as worms eat walls

    04/05/2010 8:23:54 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies · 879+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 4 April 2010 | anon
    Mysterious carvings inside a hidden cavern linked to the Knights Templar are in danger of disappearing before their riddle is solved. Having survived more than 700 years, the religious decorations in the ancient cave at Royston, Hertfordshire, are under attack from an infestation of worms eating the chalk walls behind them. The beehive-shaped chamber was hewn out of a 180ft-thick seam of chalk and extends 30ft beneath the centre of the market town, underneath a betting shop. It was uncovered by chance during building work in 1742 and the depictions of biblical scenes and portraits of Christian martyrs inside it...