Thursday, 5 December 2013
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Avebury’s Cove is aligned midway between the summer solstice of the sun and the major standstill of the moon. That we know. What is little known is that Avebury’s Cove stands inside a setting of stones that take the shape of an egg. Clearly sticking to the traditions started on Windmill Hill, the builders also aligned Avebury’s “egg” on Cherhill Hill.
Recent geophysical surveys and parchmark evidence have confirmed that the setting of standing stones here (the northern inner circle) is far from circular, enclosing what can best be described as an ‘egg’ shape with its long axis aligned north-east-south west (Ucko et al. 1991, 221 Bewley et al, 1996) in AVEBURY: Gillings & Pollard.2004.
I make Avebury’s egg azimuth to be 269-degrees; so if some of the present day buildings were removed, we would be able to see the minor moon as she goes to ground sliding down the northern side of Cherhill Hill.
All measurements are in megalithic yards. (= 0.8297m) Also, I make the Southern Circle 126 My diameter, not the oft-published 125.
Friday, 29 November 2013
Tony Robinson: But there isn’t any water here, is there? ....Da!
However, none of these methods of destruction has ever been found at Stonehenge - save perhaps for the Slaughter Stone. Indeed, it would seem that the only people capable of dismantling Stonehenge in the way that it was dismantled are the people who built it in the first place! But why would they destroy something as magnificent as Stonehenge unless it was perceived to be a failure, and had found something better? Silbury Hill-- the mound that grew and grew.
Stonehenge was for a long time regarded by archaeologists as the ‘flagship’ to the many stone circles, possibly 1,000 of them or more that were built while the fashion lasted. This no longer holds true. The real flagship that took the mantle from Stonehenge is the massive 130 foot high man-made geometric mound built near Avebury.
I don’t suppose that everyone agreed to the deliberate destruction of Stonehenge and put up considerable resistance. I can well believe that some tried rebuilding Stonehenge as fast as it was being destroyed. Is that why Stone 10 of the sarsen circle is misplaced, and 11 is only half size? And is that why a beaker man was murdered and placed in the West Kennet long barrow before it was sealed up for good?
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Sunday, 21 April 2013
And so it was on a fine August summers day that I set out with my dad - who moaned all the way of why anyone should want to visit such old relics - to see exactly what the mystery was all about.
And so started my quest to try to prove it.
Ave12. Intimately bonded to the ground, and looking like some great long slug - the West Kennet long barrow. Five or six times longer than necessary, this over-the-top monument was built for something more than simply burying the dead. It also has an equally long twin some two kilometres away, known as the East Kennet long barrow.
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Saturday, 6 April 2013
The Bush Barrow ‘Belt Hook’ of Gold
Research is more difficult when considering the Clandon Barrow lozenge found south of Dorchester; because - The angles are in any case very difficult to establish in the case of the Clandon Barrow lozenge, which has been badly crumpled in the course of its long history. Professor John North.
Copyright © T. W. Flowers 2013
Cove in 2005, it looks safe enough to
Avebury’s Cove in 2005, it looks safe enough to me!
Thursday, 3 January 2013
That should have been it, Stonehenge completed, but it clearly wasn’t: for if the simple intention was to bring the sun and moon together, it was, as a sort of folly, clearly doomed to failure. So, after 500 static years when little of importance took place, some massive sarsen stones were collected from the downs near Avebury to be set up in the very centre of the earthwork.
Fig SS11: And this is how the Cove worked. Many Years before Stonehenge was built, Avebury folk set the Backstone of the Cove exactly midway between the solstice and the major standstill in an attempt to catch the attention of the moon.