|Posted by [email protected] on February 3, 2017 at 1:25 PM||comments (5)|
The Dolmen Fontanaccia, at Sartene,in Corsia, echoes a Sardinian design or vice versa. Yet, dolmens are one of the oldest megalithic structures which are found all over the world with the greatest concentration in Korea.
Constructed of heavy slabs of rock and a capped roof this monument is a fine example of dolmen construction on the island.
There are many other dolmens that were constructed in Corsica and some share similar design canons.
Dolmens are no...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on February 2, 2017 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
According to one legend, there were three local spinsters living nearby - ’spinsters’ meaning wool spinners. One morning the three ladies set out to take their spun wool to the wool trader. When they passed fallen cromlech the trio decided to spend some time re-erecting three granite slabs. The Spinsters capped them with a huge granite stone.
This legend hints at the powerful and magical threefold t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
The Citadel of Aleppo is a massive medieval fortified palace in the esoteric centre of the old city of Aleppo. Considered to be one of the oldest and largest castles in the world, which has watched over Syria for millennia.
The recently discovered temple of the ancient storm-god Hadad dates the prehistoric use of the hill to the middle of the 3rd millennium BC, which is referenced in cuneiform texts.
The city became the capital of Yamha and was also known as th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 27, 2017 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
A hidden gem lies in the Province of Brescia, Italy. Look carefully at the stone slabs and you will see the fantastic array of prehistoric stone carvings of Val Camonica (Camonica Valley). In fact you will be looking at one of the largest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs in the world.
The collection was recognized by Unesco in 1979 and was Italy's first recognized World Heritage Site. Unesco noted more than 140,000 figures and symbols,
However, new discoveries have increased...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM||comments (0)|
The Mother Land of Stonehenge and Avebury Henge
Sarsen stone was used in the outer circle of 30 stones and lintels at Stonehenge; also in the gigantic trilithons that grace the inner circle of Stonehenge were large sarsen stones. Likewise, Avebury Henge was also constructed of sarsen stones. These are two of the most enigmatic sites in England. Stonehenge is unique in design and Avebury contains the largest stone circle in the world. These sites will be featured in f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 21, 2017 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
Meet your European Ancestors...
During a lecture I gave at Origins in London last November, I spoke about Lepenski Vir and the people.
6000 years before the Pyramids and other megalithic sites, these amazing people were constructing homes and living their lives.
Located in Serbia in central Balkan peninsula, Lepenski Vir is very ancient dating between 9500/7200-6000 BC. The late Lepenskir Vir (6300-6000 BC) saw the architectural ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Mother Mounds, the Hatfield Barrow of Marden Henge
Immediately inside the eastern entrance lies all that remains of the Hatfield Barrow, once an immense monumental mound which was over 200 feet (70 metres) in diameter and more than 30 feet (9 metres) high. In 1769 it was proclaimed that the Hatfield barrow was second only to the giant Silbury Hill - the largest man made mound in Europe.
Standing overlooking the land and a once fine henge called Marden Hen...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 16, 2017 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
Stoney Littleton long barrow the healing energies and the unusual by Maria Wheatley
Stoney Littleton long barrow, Wellow, Somerset. A Neolithic horned long barrow dated to c3800 BC. Aligned to face the Winter Solstice sunrise this barrow is the finest in Somerset. It has several small inner chambers which reveal perfect dry stone walling as if done by expert masons today. Some of the stone work has been restored but most of it is over 5000 years old.
Going back...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 7, 2017 at 7:20 AM||comments (0)|
Clach an Trushal is a Scottish Gaelic word often said as Clach an Truiseil, which when translated to English means Stone of Compassion.
Standing as a Guardian 20 miles to the south west from the magnificent stone circle complex of Callanish, this is a must site on any Megalithic Odyssey of the Isle of Lewis and Harris.
Sited in the village of Ballantrushal on the west side of Lewis, this stone has an energetic presence second to none. It is the tallest standin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by [email protected] on January 6, 2017 at 7:25 AM||comments (0)|
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!
This year I will be hosting a Megalithic Odyssey to Cumbria to Castlerigg stone circle and to Swinside which is the best preserved stone circle in Europe.
Come along to experience and explore some of the finest stone circles in the world with the UKs leading dowser and geomant, Maria Wheatley. To book a place email [email protected]
This year Maria is focusing on t...Read Full Post »