How to Read Stonehenge
A Guided Tour for the Discerning Visitor
© Colin Parker

Earthwork Features in the Stonehenge Landscape After Sunrise and Before Sunset

‘The combined orientation of these ancient pre-history linear and henge earthwork features in the Stonehenge landscape, from different eras, and my discovery of the coincidental orientation of Christian stone churches constructed within henge earthwork features elsewhere, are roughly indicating dates in the vitally important Neolithic year, as well as today’s agricultural calendar.’ ‘These agricultural calendar dates mark the sun’s annual movements back and forth along the near viewing horizon, from the north-east summer solstice extreme point, to the south-west winter solstice extreme point. This is defined today by the Stonehenge monument’s axis (aligned to the winter solstice sunset and summer solstice sunrise) and the nearby Durrington Walls Processional Avenue (aligned to the winter solstice sunrise and summer solstice sunset).’ ‘How to Read Stonehenge demonstrates (to reader with little or no understanding of the movements of the sun and moon) how these linear ancient pre-history earthwork constructions in the Stonehenge landscape were not the only constructions orientated to these alignments, for the naves of the later Christian churches seen standing today inside adopted ancient pre- history earthwork sites do the same, as created by the secretive and mysterious stone-carving operative freemasons. Were these architect Master Masons using knowledge not in the public domain but passed down through the generations or is this just a series of fortuitous coincidences?’ ‘In The tour in Part Three of How to Read Stonehenge I demonstrate how these solar-lunar alignments were cleverly indicated through the doorways of the Stonehenge phase-three monument.’

Colin Parker - Author of ‘How to Read Stonehenge’.

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How to Read Stonehenge
A Guided Tour for the Discerning Visitor
© Colin Parker

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Earthwork Features in the Stonehenge

Landscape After Sunrise and Before

Sunset

‘The combined orientation of these ancient pre- history linear and henge earthwork features in the Stonehenge landscape, from different eras, and my discovery of the coincidental orientation of Christian stone churches constructed within henge earthwork features elsewhere, are roughly indicating dates in the vitally important Neolithic year, as well as today’s agricultural calendar.’ ‘These agricultural calendar dates mark the sun’s annual movements back and forth along the near viewing horizon, from the north-east summer solstice extreme point, to the south-west winter solstice extreme point. This is defined today by the Stonehenge monument’s axis (aligned to the winter solstice sunset and summer solstice sunrise) and the nearby Durrington Walls Processional Avenue (aligned to the winter solstice sunrise and summer solstice sunset).’ ‘How to Read Stonehenge demonstrates (to reader with little or no understanding of the movements of the sun and moon) how these linear ancient pre- history earthwork constructions in the Stonehenge landscape were not the only constructions orientated to these alignments, for the naves of the later Christian churches seen standing today inside adopted ancient pre-history earthwork sites do the same, as created by the secretive and mysterious stone-carving operative freemasons. Were these architect Master Masons using knowledge not in the public domain but passed down through the generations or is this just a series of fortuitous coincidences?’