Knowlton Henge, Dorset, was constructed c. 2,500 BCE, consisting of a ring bank with two entrances and an internal ditch. Knowlton Henge, aka Church Henge, was only a single part of a larger 'sacred' prehistoric landscape, which was re-used for thousands of years, ending with the construction of the Norman church in the middle of the central henge in the 12th century CE. Great Photo! > knowlton henge | Knowlton Henge | Adam Stanford Photography
Neolithic Site of Choirokoitia (Cyprus). 'This Unesco World Heritage Site is one of the most important and best-preserved prehistoric settlements in the Mediterranean. It dates to around 7000 BC and offers an incredible insight into the lives and living conditions of some of the first Cypriots.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cyprus <3
Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, is a country house and estate now owned by the National Trust. From the 17th to the late 20th centuries it was the family seat of the Bankes family, who had previously resided nearby at Corfe Castle until its destruction in the English Civil War. Kingston Lacy takes its name from its ancient lords, the Lacys, Earls of Lincoln.
NINE MAIDENS STONE CIRCLE: Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. 'The local myth about the creation of the stones suggests 9 maidens were turned into stone as punishment for dancing on a Sunday. The fiddler, a megalith some distance north, is said to be the petrified remains of the musician who played for the dancers. These petrifaction legends are often associated with stone circles, and is reflected in the folk names of some of the nearby sites, for example, The Hurlers and The Pipers.' ✫ღ⊰n
The Lia Fáil (Irish Gaelic for Stone of Destiny) is a standing stone on the Hill of Tara which served as the coronation stone for the High Kings of Ireland. In the centre of the Royal Seat stands a pillarstone which is believed to be the Lia Fail (stone of Destiny) or Coronation Stone. The pillarstone, a prehistoric phallic symbol, originally stood in the Northern part of the enclosure near the 4,000 year old neolithic passage tomb known as the Mound of the Hostages.