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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Jul 2020 4:05 p.m. PST

…Most of the sarsens, or sandstone boulders, came from West Woods in the English county of Wiltshire, researchers explain, citing the chemical composition of the stones. The sarsens are up to 30 feet tall and can weigh as much as 25 tons…

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Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2020 10:13 a.m. PST

Yes, this was on yesterday's UK news. Still impressive that they hauled these huge stones 15 or so miles.

PJ ONeill31 Jul 2020 4:51 p.m. PST

Strange how I read about this in 1970, is 50 years since, the "ancient" they were talking about ?

Dn Jackson01 Aug 2020 11:43 a.m. PST

I always thought that since the stones came from Wales that whales moved them. Appears I was wrong. I blame an old documentary for my poor knowledge.

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advocate04 Aug 2020 5:49 a.m. PST

Blue stones from Wales, sarsens more local, IIRC.

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