This newly revised and enlarged fourth edition of Christopher Chippindales prize-winning classic account brings the story of Stonehenge right up to date. It describes in two new chapters the startling ideas and insights of the latest field research. In a radical reinterpretation, Stonehenge with its cold rocks is seen as the place of the dead, and another site over the horizon as the place of the living, built in wood, and complete with houses and paved ways. In another theory, Stonehenge is a place of healing. Alongside the quest to understand Stonehenge are the taxing practicalities of caring for a 4,000 years old site that was never designed to cope with a million visitors a year, and how to preserve the monument for millennia to come. "It would not be easy to name a better guide". ("The Guardian"). "Splendidly illustrated Will for years to come be a standard reference work"). ("The Times Literary Supplement"). "All you ever wanted to know about Stonehenge is catalogued in this humorously written, beautifully illustrated book". ("The Economist").
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd