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Prehistoric Astronomy and Ritual

By: Burl, Aubrey

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Princes Risborough, Shire: 2005

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 013546

ISBN: 0747806144

Condition: New


Second edition. Illustrated, small slim octavo, pp 72, paperback, a very good new copy. [Stonehenge was not an observatory used by druidical astronomer-priests. It was, instead, a monument in which the moon and the sun and the dead were joined together. In this book the author explains how people in the British Isles, four thousand or more years ago, identified life and death with the cycle of midwinter and midsummer and with the risings and settings of the sun and moon. This is why so many megalithic monuments have astronomical sightlines built into them. This book describes how astronomical... View more info

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From Carnac to Callanish - the prehistoric stone rows and avenues of Britain, Ireland and Brittany

By: Burl, Aubrey

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011113

ISBN: 0300055757

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, large 8vo, pp xvi, 286, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [This book discusses the lines of standing stones that until now have been the neglected wonders of prehistoric Europe, rows that were foci of rituals in Britain, Ireland and Brittany for over two thousand years. Places such as Carnac in Brittany and Callanish in the Hebrides are visited by many visitors each year, but before now there has been no book that seriously explains the history, significance and background to these impressive sites. Aubrey Burl shows that the settings vary from pairs of is... View more info