Category Archives: archaeology

Perspectives in stone

It is not every day that you get a graphic demonstration of one of the mysteries of the ancient world, especially not in your own garden. Or, in this case, your son’s. But that was exactly what we got when … Continue reading

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Losing the past

There was an article about the archaeological explorations taking place along the route of HS2, the planned high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham. It highlighted the amazing number of sites being excavated, spanning the human history of the last … Continue reading

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The Initiate…

* I dream of light-flowers erupting from hilltops and wake up feeling refreshed and looking forward to our planned trip to the Uffington hill carving and Wayland’s Smithy despite the gloomy weather. I cannot really blame Wen for this one … Continue reading

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Beyond the bounds…

* It is not beyond the bounds of possibility, that a technologically advanced people could live more simply than their technology insists… * But outside the realms of science fiction writing it is highly unlikely. * The Ancients present us … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Sleepers…

After our second night sleeping in the cavernous car, we woke to a pale, opalescent sky over the stones of Callanish. Considering how many decades we had wanted to visit the site, it was a wonderful way to wake. It … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Third time lucky…

The light was changing. Not that it had been doing anything else all day… the light in the Western Isles is amazing… but it was, by this time, almost eight thirty and we were rather expecting the light to fade … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: The Circle of the Seers

We left Callanish II and turned our backs to the Callanish Stones that crown the hill over the loch, and walked up the slope towards the third stone circle. Callainish III stands atop a small hill and is actually two … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Invisibility and other weirdness

Just beyond the standing stones of Callanish is a small hillock of boulders and green earth. It was here we sat, partly to contemplate the enormity of the site before us… a place we had both long wanted to visit … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: The church and the stone

We had spotted the ruined church as we drove down through Kilmuir and into Dunvegan, earmarking the place for a visit on the way back. Not only was there a church, but a standing stone behind it too…and a pair … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Dunvegan and the Fairy Flag

We followed the signs for Dunvegan Castle, ancestral home of the Clan MacCleod. Even if we wanted to wander a managed castle, we knew it would be long closed by the time we got there, so instead we found ourselves … Continue reading

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