Yesterday, September 23rd, was the 2014 equinox, so the days will have more dark than light in the northern hemisphere for the next six months, and vice versa in the south. Documentaries on new scientific studies at Stonehenge claim the stone-age inhabitants who built Stonehenge nearly 5000 years ago knew the passage of the stars and sun, and planned Britain’s most famous stone circle using precision geometry impressive even today.
Hi, it’s Tony Loboinson, comedy history correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary comedian and historian Tony Robinson.
Operation Stonehenge‘s two parts are available until Thursday (tomorrow) at 9pm, and all day Saturday in the U.K. G.M.T. It may be available elsewhere?
The documentary featured new evidence from a Hidden Landscapes five year project that used new scientific methods, such as ground penetrating equipment to provide a multi-layered map over miles around.
They thought the area had been used by human communities for 5000 years before Stonehenge was built, finding a long barrow communal tomb dating from 1000 years before Stonehenge was built, and a myriad of hidden temples and shrines in the vicinity.
There was lots of greenYgrey on view in the documentaries, as shown in the images on the programme’s website pages.
Moreover, like the greenYgrey world, the Stonehenge community enjoyed a golden age before ending, and there has been more ancient gold found there than at any other stone circle site in the U.K.
A few of the examples of intricate jewellery and weapons are included in this photo, which also creates a great greenYgrey image!:
Happy autumn/fall and winter to the northern hemisphere, and happy spring/summer to the southern!