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

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,

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’