SOLVING STONEHENGE    The New Key to an Ancient Enigma
by Anthony Johnson: published by THAMES & HUDSON
     the meaning of Stonehenge                    whats the meaning of Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a World Heritage Site, so what does that mean? The first criterion is that such sites must 'represent a masterpiece of human creative genius'. Yet how many books actually explore this dimension? Solving Stonehenge begins by revealing the origins of the modern myths which have distracted from our understanding of this unique and remarkable structure. It's not all about moving massive stones, incredible as that was over some 4,500 years ago, or about the fruitless task of guessing what prehistoric people may or may not have 'believed'. This careful re-examination of  the evidence reveals new clues as to how Stonehenge was both designed and constructed. The story of the true human creative genius behind the world's most famous prehistoric monument begins here. It isn’t as elusive as many believe; it has simply been obscured by too many theories….

    ".... If  you visit Stonehenge without first reading this book you will have wasted your journey"              
 Stonehenge: the modern myth

Modern Myths
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Early Plans
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" This is a wonderful book--the most attractive, readable, sensible, and most comprehensive exploration of Stonehenge available. Happily, it rises above the arcane astronomical theories so fashionable in recent years, emphasizing what can be truly seen on the ground, not on what some claim to see in the sky. It is a haunting, graceful tribute to prehistoric genius, Neolithic administrative expertise, premeditated geometric design, and careful peg and cord surveying. For 15 centuries, the actual experience of creating and recreating Stonehenge was probably equal to the glory of the final product itself. Johnson (Oxford) finds his evidence in both the existing monument and in early British sketches, particularly the meticulous 1740 work of John Wood. In April 2008, for the first time in four decades, a tiny archaeological excavation was permitted at Stonehenge. Its full results have not yet been published, but they will be minor adjustments. Johnson's present synthesis will stand the test of time. The book is a tribute to him and to the high standards of Thames & Hudson, and should be profitable, delightful reading for everyone".

Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries."