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aerial photograph of Stonehenge Wiltshire England UK.Constructed some time between 2000 and 4000 BC the structure is part of complex of Neolithic monuments in the area which include hundreds of burial mounds. Dating evidence from post holes found underneath the nearby car park have shown dates from the mesolithic period around 8000 BC. The site is a UNESCO world heritage site This image was taken in July of a hot summer and the dry conditions show clear grass parchmarks for the "Q and R" holes which are two concentric circles and mark the location of standing stones which predate those stil extant. Also showing in the parchmrks are the site of missing Saracen stones, particularly the pair in the bottom right. Until the parchmarks of 2013 it was not certain that Stonhenge had ever been a complete circle but parch marks like these have show the location of the missing standing stones. This made headlines in the papers in 2014 although keen viewers of my work will have seen these parchmarcks when I took the photograph in 2010.

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