How to Read Stonehenge
A Guided Tour for the Discerning Visitor
© Colin Parker 
 Gallery Descriptions of Stonehenge ‘Stanenges, where stones of wonderful size have been erected after the manner of doorways, so that one doorway appears to have been raised upon doorway; and no one can conceive how such great stones were raised aloft, or why they were built there’. Henry of Huntington, 1130 AD ‘Stonehenge contains three essential properties: wisdom, strength and beauty. Wisdom to contrive, strength to support and beauty to adorn.   The unquestionable enigmatic ethereal beauty of the ruinous Stonehenge monument seen today is due to its enduring strength: the strength of the exceedingly hard sarsen stones, thought to have come from north Wiltshire, and the softer (warmer to the touch) bluestones, brought from Preseli in South Wales using wisdom. Men of unknown origin built Stonehenge using lost knowledge, which provided the modus operandi for its intended purpose.’  Colin Parker - ‘How to Read Stonehenge’
How to Read Stonehenge
A Guided Tour for the Discerning Visitor
© Colin Parker

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Descriptions of Stonehenge

‘Stanenges,    where    stones    of    wonderful    size    have been   erected   after   the   manner   of   doorways,   so   that one    doorway    appears    to    have    been    raised    upon doorway;   and   no   one   can   conceive   how   such   great stones were raised aloft, or why they were built there’.

Henry of Huntington, 1130 AD

‘Stonehenge    

contains    

three    

essential    

properties:

wisdom,   

strength   

and   

beauty.   

Wisdom   

to   

contrive,

srength to support and beauty to adorn.

 

The   unquestionable   enigmatic   ethereal   beauty   of   the ruinous   Stonehenge   monument   seen   today   is   due   to its   enduring   strength:   the   strength   of   the   exceedingly hard   sarsen   stones,   thought   to   have   come   from   north Wiltshire,     and     the     softer     (warmer     to     the     touch) bluestones,   brought   from   Preseli   in   South   Wales   using wisdom.    Men    of    unknown    origin    built    Stonehenge using    lost    knowledge,    which    provided    the    modus operandi   for its intended purpose.’

Colin Parker - ‘How to Read Stonehenge’