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Stone of Mannan

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:44

In the village of Clackmannan, Central Scotland, are three structures in the central market square: a toll booth with clock tower, a market cross, and the Stone of Mannan. This stone that sits on the top of a column of whinstone brought from Abbey Craig is said to be pre-Christian – moved up from nearby Lady’s Well to its current spot.

Castro Chao Sanmartín

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:36

Ancient Settlement in Asturias

Fearnoch Stone

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 21:33

The intriguingly shaped Fearnoch Stone, with Cairns and Rock Art, all within 500m of each other. . A 2.5 metre tall standing stone standing stone in Argyll, West Scotland

Old Keig

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:01

Old Keig recumbent stone circle boasts the largest/heaviest recumbent stone, at an estimated 40 tons. Both flankers top nine feet but regrettably little else remains of the circle.

Suggestions for women travelling alone

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:07

Trying to access some of the more isolated ancient places can sometimes be a bit unnerving if you’re a woman travelling alone. One of our members took a year out to travel on a solo tour of the UK, long before the internet made communication, and in some ways safety a lot easier to cope with.

Suggestions for women travelling alone

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 16:07

Trying to access some of the more isolated ancient places can sometimes be a bit unnerving if you’re a woman travelling alone. One of our members took a year out to travel on a solo tour of the UK, long before the internet made communication, and in some ways safety a lot easier to cope with.

Tarradale

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 15:35

Tarradale Through Time‏ community archaeology project, digging from 23 Sept 2017 at Tarradale, neir Muir of Ord, Inverness. More details in the comments. Chambered Tomb in Highland

Tarradale

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 15:35

Tarradale Through Time‏ community archaeology project, digging from 23 Sept 2017 at Tarradale, near Muir of Ord, Inverness. More details in the comments. Chambered Tomb in Highland

Fossa Sanguinis

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 14:48

The Fossa Sanguinis is (according to some) an ancient temple in Neuss (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany). The so-called Kybele-Kultstätte in Neuss is an ancient dry stone cellar discovered in 1956.

Fossa Sanguinis

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 14:48

The Fossa Sanguinis is (according to some) an ancient temple in Neuss (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany). The so-called Kybele-Kultstätte in Neuss is an ancient dry stone cellar discovered in 1956.