Stonehenge – a place of healing

Incredible outcomes from the dig in 2008

Stonehenge is one of Britain’s most famous historical sites, deservedly so because Stonehenge was one of the most important places in ancient Europe.

Professors Tim Darvill and Geoff Wainwright are the world-renowned archaeologists who believe they have cracked the conundrum of Stonehenge’s original purpose.

But evidence from a dig that was authorised in 2008 has shown that not only is Stonehenge a much older site of human habitation but that it’s purpose is altogether different to what has been assumed.  It was, indeed, a healing place, possibly the most important in Europe.

Those living in the UK can watch the Timewatch programme on the BBC iPlayer.  But for those living outside the UK then the following web site has reams of wonderfully fascinating information.  That site is here.

By Paul Handover

4 thoughts on “Stonehenge – a place of healing

  1. There are religious sites in Turkey more than 5,000 years older than Stonehenge, and they have frightening pictures. If it turns out the ancestors of us Western monkeys were not even living there.

    The Italians (“Squadra Azzura”) were living in Iraq…

    Not to say I am not a fan…


  2. hi is it possible that i can use the stonehenge picture for my E-Portfolio project that i am doing in ICT at the moment.

    please get back to me ASAP!!



  3. The sound of conundrums cracking … methinks it has been going on for some time; ask Geoffrey of Monmouth, healing was one of his original explanations of Stonehenge, and also a cemetery!

    ‘whenever they felt ill, baths should be prepared at the foot of the stones; for they used to pour water over them and to run this water into baths in which their sick were cured. What is more, they mixed the water with herbal concoctions and so healed their wounds. There is not a single stone among them which hasn’t some medicinal virtue’.


    [One of the sons of Modred] ’was buried close by Uther Pendragon within the structure of the stones, which was set up with wonderful art not far from Salisbury, and called in the English tongue, Stonehenge’

    Geoffrey of Monmouth’s 12th century work: the ‘History of the Kings of Britain’


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