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Stonehenge (Wonders of the World (Harvard University Press)) Hardcover – December 15, 2008
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--John Carey (Sunday Times 2008-06-08)
For several hundred years, people have believed that Stonehenge is connected to the druids, so ardently that public outcry eventually drove the government, which had closed the monument to keep it from vandalism and other deterioration, reopened it for latter-day druidic ceremonies on the summer solstice. Such is the power of the most popular understanding of Stonehenge. Readable and well-researched, this is an excellent primer on that and the other varying ways that people have interpreted the enigmatic and iconographic arrangement of stones, ranging from theater for human sacrifice to "carhenge" and other ironic re-creations.
--Patricia Monaghan (Booklist 2008-11-01)
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