Monday, 11 October 2010

Stonehenge Rebuilt?

"For decades the official Stonehenge guidebooks have been full of fascinating facts and figures and theories surrounding the world's greatest prehistoric monument. What the glossy brochures do not mention, however, is the systematic rebuilding of the 4,000 year old stone circle throughout the 20th Century...  From 1901 to 1964, the majority of the stone circle was restored in a series of makeovers which have left it, in the words of one archaeologist, as 'a product of the 20th century heritage industry'."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apparently the Victorians wee very good at 'restoring' things like that