News-in-Transition

4 February 2014

 

Silbury Hill, Avebury, UK - February 2014 - Source

"Perhaps Glastonbury Tor and Silbury will become islands once again - as 'authorities' learn to respect nature by setting aside land for flooding rather than 'drain & control' which always fails in the end!" Simon Peter Fuller

29 December 2013

Aerial view of the long barrow - They have been out of fashion for about 5,500 years. But a Wiltshire farmer is hoping to bring back the long barrow – pre-historic tomb – by building one on his land.

Tim Daw, 52, has been granted planning permission to create a 50m (164ft) walk-in burial mound at his family farm near Devizes. Several members of the public have already signed up to have their ashes buried there. It will contain seven circular chambers lined with niches for storing ash-filled urns. When full, the barrow could house the remains of up to 2,400 people.

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7 December 2013

Stonehenge

 - Stonehenge may have been built by Stone Age man as a prehistoric centre for rock music, a new study has claimed.

According to experts from London's Royal College of Art, some of the stones sound like bells, drums, and gongs when they are 'played' - or hit with hammers.

Archaeologists, who have pondered why stone age man transported Bluestones 200 miles from Mynydd Y Preseli in Pembrokshire, South West Wales to Stonehenge, believe this discovery could hold the key.

The 'sonic rocks' could have been specifically picked because of their 'acoustic energy' which means they can make a variety of noises ranging from metallic to wooden sounding, in a number of notes.

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1 July 2013

 - 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. The restoration has been kept elusive and a large percentage of those planning a trip to the monument have no idea that they aren't getting the full story.

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16 October 2012

 - A huge geoglyph in the shape of an elk or deer discovered in Russia may predate Peru's famous Nazca Lines by thousands of years.  

The animal-shaped stone structure, located near Lake Zjuratkul in the Ural Mountains, north of Kazakhstan, has an elongated muzzle, four legs and two antlers.

It stretches for about 900 feet (275 meters) at its farthest points (northwest to southeast), the researchers estimate, equivalent to two American football fields.

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6 July 2012

- Across the Middle East, there are thousands of huge ancient structures made of stone, clearly visible from the air.

Their age is estimated to be thousands of years and their purpose remains unknown.

These puzzling wheel-shapes and straight lines stretch all the way from Syria to Saudi Arabia.

Some call this area the Middle East's own version of the Nazca Lines.

It is only recently, with help of satellite images that archaeologists have been able to explore this region in more detail.

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5 July 2012

- 'Britain's Atlantis' has been found at the bottom of the North sea - a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 6500BC, which once stretched from Scotland to Denmark.

Clearly, Britain was not always an island - and area under North Sea was roamed by mammoths and other giant animals, and had a population of tens of thousands.

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20 June 2012

 - The tallest pyramid in the world is located in Bosnia. Only discovered in 2005, it had been intentionally buried, along with three other pyramids and a temple. At 722 ft. high, is is 272 ft. taller than the the Great Pyramid of Egypt.

There are also numerous stone balls on the site, some of them huge.

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Stone Age man created a massive network of underground tunnels criss-crossing Europe from Scotland to Turkey, a new book on the ancient superhighways has claimed.

German archaeologist Dr Heinrich Kusch said evidence of the tunnels has been found under hundreds of Neolithic settlements all over the continent.

In his book - Secrets Of The Underground Door To An Ancient World - he claims the fact that so many have survived after 12,000 years shows that the original tunnel network must have been enormous.

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