Sunday, 14 October 2012

Stonehenge Laser Scan


In late 2012, English Heritage published an archaeological report (download here) which contains many newly discovered details together with artwork.

Extracted from page 29

The Broken Stone and the secret of the Heavens’ Henge, published 2011, contains a non-fiction section which proposes a new interpretation of Stonehenge. Many of the new features described in the 2012 archaeological report, and the reasons why, were predicted and described in the novel:

Design Approach from the North East

"The most regular and extensively dressed stones are however placed towards the NE" (Page 21)
"This confirms the view that the sarsen circle was not supposed to be approached, or perhaps even seen, from this southwest direction (Tilley et al. 2007). Instead the emphasis was on the approach from the NE" (Page 51)

The Broken Stone and the secret of the Heavens’ Henge described why (see pages 100 to 107 in Chapter 14 “The Temple of the Sun”)

South West not designed to be approached:

"The use of small stones (e.g Stone 11 and Stone 21) and irregular stones (e.g. Stone 14) is a distinct feature of the SW half of the monument " (Page 21)
"The absence of working on the exterior faces of Stones 14-16. and coarse finished on the backs of Stones 10 and 11 is significant as these further demonstrate a significant contrast between the NE and SW sides of the monument, as well as indicating interior/exterior differences" (Page 23)
"The absence of dressing on the exterior surfaces of stones on the SW of the Sarsen Circle indicates that the monument was not designed to be approached from this direction" (Page 52):

The Broken Stone and the secret of the Heavens’ Henge described why (Chapter 23 and Chapter 33 together with other references through the book)

Stone 54

"Though it is notable how well Stones 53 and 154 are finished in relation to Stone 54" (Page 21)
The heaviest stone in the monument's circle is Stone 54 (Page 59)

The Broken Stone and the secret of the Heavens’ Henge described why (see pages 153 to 156 in Chapter 22: “The Founding Stone”)

The North East inner facing segment:

"The lintels have been extensively shaped, with curved outer and inner faces matching the circumference of the monument" (Page 23)
"Lintels 102 and 130, 101 and 102 on the NE half of the monument, are most regular lintels" (Page 23)

The Broken Stone and the secret of the Heavens’ Henge described why (see page 235, drawing 1)

New T shaped markings found over many new stones

Pictures of scans on pages 28-35

The Broken Stone and the secret of the Heavens’ Henge described why (see Epilogue and particularly page 231)





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