Jul
25
2010
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Is Stonehenge original or restored?

constable-stonehengeNaturally, Stonehenge has experienced weathering and collapse due to the passage of time. But even if we disregard those changes, there is no way that Stonehenge can be regarded as a preserved “snapshot” of its original form. Stonehenge was not designed and built to the current layout. The design we see today is the result [more...]

Jul
01
2010
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Is the Callanish stone circle open all the time?

Standing stone circle at CalanaisAnyone who can get to the Isle of Lewis can visit the standing stones of Callanish, and move around freely – quite different from the untouchable Stonehenge circle at the other end of the UK, which attracts about 20 visitors for every one at Callanish. The main site has a sheep-proof fence, gate, and a [more...]

Mar
31
2009
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Can you touch the stones at Stonehenge?

Stonehenge by night (photo by Smoobs - CC-BY)Nine hundred thousand people visit the Stonehenge monoliths each year, but the experience is tightly controlled by English Heritage. If you visit Stonehenge as a tourist you’ll find that you’re not allowed to touch the stones. You’ll be able to view them from the visitor’s centre. Normally you can also walk along a path which [more...]

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