A video tour of Stonehenge

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Stonehenge // Credit: David J. Eicher
On Astronomy’s August tour of London, some 25 readers and I had the great pleasure of seeing many important astronomical sites in England.

One of the videos I shot shows a walk-around of the great Neolithic site Stonehenge. (“Hewn into the living rock” — yes, you know the movie.) This great prehistoric monument dates to roughly 2400 B.C., and current scholarship suggests it was far more a ritual burial site and center of ancestor worship and social gathering than a complex “observatory.”

It is one of the great and remarkable sites in England, standing on the Salisbury Plain some 90 miles west of London.

This short film lets you soak up what there is to see without having to travel to England. Enjoy!

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