Stonehenge Four thousand years ago a stranger s death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn and his ominous gift of gold precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind s most s
Four thousand years ago, a stranger s death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn and his ominous gift of gold precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind s most singular and remarkable achievements Bernard Cornwell s epic novel Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and whoFour thousand years ago, a stranger s death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn and his ominous gift of gold precipitates the building of what for centuries to come will be known as one of mankind s most singular and remarkable achievements Bernard Cornwell s epic novel Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and wholly original a tale of patricide, betrayal, and murder of bloody brotherly rivalry and of the never ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment.Three brothers deadly rivals are uneasily united in their quest to create a temple to their gods There is Lengar, the eldest, a ruthless warrior intent on replacing his father as chief of the tribe of Ratharryn Camaban, his bastard brother, a sorcerer whose religious fervor inspires the plan for Stonehenge and Saban, the youngest, through whose expertise the temple will finally be completed Divided by blood but united precariously by a shared vision, the brothers begin erecting their mighty ring of granite, aligning towering stones to the movement of the heavenly bodies, and raising arches to appease and unite their gods Caught between the zealousness of his ambitious brothers, Saban becomes the true leader of his people, a peacemaker who will live to see the temple built in the name of salvation and regeneration.Bernard Cornwell, long admired for his rousing narrative and meticulous historical imaginings, has here delivered his masterpiece, the most compelling and powerful human drama of its kind since Ken Follett s Pillars of the Earth and Edward Rutherford s Sarum His re creation of civilization as it might have been in 2000 B.C at once amplifies the mystery of his subject and makes the world of Stonehenge come alive as never before.
Stonehenge Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles km west of Amesbury.It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around feet . m high, seven feet . m wide and weighing around tons.The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred Stonehenge Your guide to Stonehenge, the World s Your guide to Stonehenge, other ancient sites and stone circles in Britain, with practical information to make your visit easier Missing part of Stonehenge returned years on BBC News May , A missing piece of Stonehenge has been returned to the site years after it was taken A metre long core from inside the prehistoric stone was removed during archaeological excavations in Stonehenge HISTORY Feb , Today, nearly million people visit Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since , every year Stonehenge s Multiphase Construction Archaeologists believe England most iconic Stonehenge History, Location, Map, Facts Britannica Apr , Stonehenge Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site located on Salisbury Plain, about miles km north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England It was built in six stages between and BCE, during the transition from the Neolithic Period to the Bronze Age. A Piece of Stonehenge, Missing for Years, Was Just days agoThough the mysterious standing stones in Wiltshire, England look intact from the outside, three fragments of Stonehenge have been missing since Now, than years after it was taken Missing Piece of Stonehenge Returned From Florida Years May , LONDON A missing piece of Stonehenge has been returned to Britain years after it was taken, and the piece is likely to provide clues to the origins of the prehistoric monument, said English Stonehenge English Heritage BC First Monuments Early farmers build the causewayed enclosure at Robin Hood s Ball, two cursus monuments rectangular earthworks and several long barrows in the landscape north of Stonehenge. Stonehenge National Geographic Stonehenge in southern England ranks among the world s most iconic archaeological sites and one of its greatest enigmas The megalithic circle on Salisbury Plain inspires awe and fascination but Stonehenge Facts Theories About Mysterious Monument Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the modern day city of Salisbury, England Research shows that the site has continuously evolved over a period of about
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Title: Stonehenge « Bernard Cornwell