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Guest Blog: Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site - Inspiration across time

Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites became a World Heritage Site in 1986 (we’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary throughout 2016). “Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, while Avebury is the largest in the world.” The archaeological importance of both Stonehenge and Avebury is well known but not everyone is aware that both Stonehenge and Avebury are also a World Heritage Site (WHS) because of the “influence of the remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age funerary and ceremonial monuments and their landscape settings on architects, artists, historians, archaeologists and others”. 759 more words


Avebury Stone Circle, Wiltshire: A Day Out with a Difference

If you fancy venturing somewhere a little bit different with the kids this Summer, I recommend Avebury Stone Circle.

Situated in Wiltshire, Avebury Stone Circle is the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle. 156 more words


Avebury Dig 2015 Day 18

Well it’s finally here. Our last day on site. Trenches backfilled and turf replaced. I always have mixed feelings at the end of any dig. But this one doubly so. 262 more words

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Avebury Dig 2015 Day 17

Well, here it is, our final day of digging on the West Kennet Avenue Occupation Site. I can barely believe its less than three weeks since we started digging. 305 more words

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Avebury Dig 2015 Day 16

We’re on the countdown now, with only one day of digging left before we backfill the site on Friday. And as ever at the end of any excavation the pace is hotting up. 561 more words

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Threads Through Time

The magic trees, I call them.

Threaded into the chalk mound with criss-cross roots in patterns as delicate as crochet, but a grip as strong as… 309 more words