Stonehenge

by Robin Heath

Paper Book, 2002

Status

Available

Call number

DA142 .H43 2002

Publication

New York : Walker & Co., 2002.

Description

Once part of a large culture of stone circles, Stonehenge--built around 3000 B.C. and developed over the next 1,500 years--is the most famous. The remains of a once-wealthy and evidently learned tribal community, it reflects the apparently disparate subjects of archaeology, astronomy, metrology, sacred geometry, and even shamanism. How were eclipses predicted at Stonehenge? Why were some stones brought all the way from Wales? What is the secret geometry of seven eights? These and many other questions are answered--and Stonehenge's secrets revealed--in this fascinating small book.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Carmenere
I am familiar with Stonehenge but yearn to know so much more. I thought I could cheat a bit and discover something new in this little book which covers a different attribute of these ancient stones on every other page followed by an historic drawing of the site. Of particular interest were the sections “Erecting the Stones”, “The Lunation Triangle" and “Rolling Stones” which surmises how stones weighing approximately 50 tons each were brought to Salisbury Plain from 20 and 150 miles away. It amazes this reader how people from this period, or prior to, constructed barrows (mounds) in which they buried their dead so similar to the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio or the similarity of Stonehenge’s ceremonial avenue to the Mayan sacbe which leads to the sacred cenote in Chichen Itza. In a profound way it unites humans throughout the world and across time.
Robin Heath is short on details in Stonehenge but he whets the appetite for further discovery and thought.
I would recommend it to………………….someone who wants to get a very basic understanding of Stonehenge
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Language

ISBN

0802713858 / 9780802713858

Barcode

34662000742780

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