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

The Book

' HOW TO READ STONEHENGE' provides a clearly written visual guide showing how the sky-watching architects designed Stonehenge. Their plans positioned pairs of stones to provide stunning, multiple-slit viewing perspectives indicating the solar migration movements.

Stonehenge in Context

Stonehenge is arguably the most powerful symbol of Britain’s ancient past. However, after four centuries of investigation by various authorities, the criterion used by the architects in choosing the Stonehenge location, like its true age and purpose, remains veiled in mystery.
The area of southern England known as Wessex contains the greatest concentration of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in the UK, and Stonehenge is believed to be part of an extensive network of sacred sites and burial mounds. The monument's stones, divide not only the Neolithic but also today's vitally important agricultural year. After reading this book, you will never look at the monument in the same way again.

A Functioning Device

Extensive measurements in and around the stones of Stonehenge prove, that the monument, is still capable of indicating the altitude of the sun at noon each day, the moon’s cycle, and a sunrise and sunset roughly every 23 to 26 days, defining the vitally important ancient and today’s farmers’ agricultural calendar. ‘How to Read Stonehenge’ visually demonstrates exactly how its purpose is achieved, using photographs taken at sunrise and sunset on specific dates at Stonehenge and at other ancient pre-historic earthwork sites in the Stonehenge landscape and elsewhere.
How to Read Stonehenge
A Guided Tour for the Discerning Visitor
© Colin Parker

The Book

' HOW TO READ STONEHENGE' provides a clearly written visual guide showing how the sky-watching architects designed Stonehenge. Their plans positioned pairs of stones to provide stunning, multiple-slit viewing perspectives indicating the solar migration movements.
Stonehenge is arguably the most powerful symbol of Britain’s ancient past. However, after four centuries of investigation by various authorities, the criterion used by the architects in choosing the Stonehenge location, like its true age and purpose, remains veiled in mystery. The area of southern England known as Wessex contains the greatest concentration of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in the UK, and Stonehenge is believed to be part of an extensive network of sacred sites and burial mounds. The monument's stones, divide not only the Neolithic but also today's vitally important agricultural year. After reading this book, you will never look at the monument in the same way again.
Extensive measurements in and around the stones of Stonehenge prove, that the monument, is still capable of indicating the altitude of the sun at noon each day, the moon’s cycle, and a sunrise and sunset roughly every 23 to 26 days, defining the vitally important ancient and today’s farmers’ agricultural calendar. ‘How to Read Stonehenge’ visually demonstrates exactly how its purpose is achieved, using photographs taken at sunrise and sunset on specific dates at Stonehenge and at other ancient pre-historic earthwork sites in the Stonehenge landscape and elsewhere.

A Functioning Device

Stonehenge in Context