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Kent "Stonehenge" discovery

Postby Grahame Gardner » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:00 pm

From the Daily Mule:
Daily Mail wrote:Kent's 'Stonehenge' discovered: 'Sacred' path that leads to a Neolithic circular ditch discovered in Sittingbourne

Archaeologists have discovered a pair of ring ditches in Iwade, Kent
They are believed to have been a henge, or ceremonial gathering place
Outer ring has a diameter of 98ft (30 metres) and originated in the Neolithic
It was then later transformed into a Bronze Age funerary monument
A second smaller monument lies close to the larger rings, and experts believe it may have been a secondary Bronze Age burial mound
Experts also uncovered a path, thought to be a ‘sacred way’ to the henge

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An opportunity for the local groups?
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it - Terry Pratchett.
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Re: Kent "Stonehenge" discovery

Postby Ian Pegler » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:31 pm

Interesting local place-name: "Leysdown-On-Sea"

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Re: Kent "Stonehenge" discovery

Postby Helen-Healing » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:18 am

According to Wiki, : It was noted in the Domesday book as being called Legesdun[1] and the name is thought to be derived from the Saxon words "Leswe"[1] (pasture) and "Dun"[2] (hill).

I wonder if they'll change their mind about building council houses there now??

It's a bit far away for me to get to, sadly.
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Re: Kent "Stonehenge" discovery

Postby mike » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:07 pm

Just found this and its a very interesting find, but for me does not contain any Leys in the picture or Sacred Ground, I think its something like a local Temple perhaps, but in my opinion nothing on the scale of Stonehenge, but still a good find.
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