CNN reports on the latest scientific findings concerning the enigmatic and fascinating Stonehenge.
Professors Geoffrey Wainwright and Timothy Darvill argued their own explanation for the mysterious monument: Stonehenge, they said, was a kind of primeval Lourdes, drawing prehistoric pilgrims from around Europe.
It seems the stones used at the center of the monument, known as spotted dolomite, were believed to have curative properties. Burial sites nearby contained both bits of the stone along with the remains of handicapped and crippled people. These clues have led the archaeologists to conclude that the shrine was an ancient center of healing. That sounds good to me.
I liked very much what Unremitting Failure had to say about it, though.
Where would you rather go, to Lourdes or Stonehenge? I'd like to visit both.