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Stonehenge : the story of a sacred landscape / Francis Pryor.
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Author: Pryor, Francis,
Publication year: 2017
Format: Book
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2017.
ISBN: 9781786695970 (pbk.) :
Description:
Originally published: 2016.
Perched on the chalk uplands of Salisbury Plain, the megaliths of Stonehenge offer one of the most recognisable outlines of any ancient structure. Its purpose - place of worship, sacrificial arena, giant calendar - is unknown, but its story is one of the most extraordinary of any of the world's prehistoric monuments. Francis Pryor delivers a rigorous account of the nature and history of Stonehenge, but also places the enigmatic stones in a wider cultural context, exploring how antiquarians, scholars, writers, artists and even neopagans have interpreted the site over the centuries.
Series: The landmark library
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Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm.

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