Articles Tagged 'Stonehenge'

Near-Total Eclipse of the Sun Captures the U.K.’s Attention

Millions of skywatchers around the U.K. were given an unusual treat earlier today, with the arrival of a near-total solar eclipse — the best seen in Northern Europe since the total eclipse of 1999. Those in the north of Scotland and the Shetland Islands were able to see the closest totality, with a reported block […]

Pentre Ifan

6 Impressive British Stone Structures That Aren’t Stonehenge

Two things are staggering about the Neolithic sites that pepper the British Isles: the first is that there are quite so many in such a small area—approximately 1,300 stone circles across the British Isles and Ireland, and that’s before you count the other constructions: from hill-forts to longbarrows, fogus to dolmens. And the second is that […]

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Five Alternative Uses For The Cerne Abbas Giant

Cover your eyes, readers of a nervous disposition, for the images you are about to witness are not only graphic, and of a sexual nature, but also, like, really, really old. The Cerne Abbas giant is a historical puzzle, carved into the hillside near the village of Cerne Abbas in Dorset. As you can see, […]

The Brit List: Summer of London – Art and Museum Shows

Perhaps you’ve noticed that blogs love lists, and we here at Anglophenia are no exception. In fact, during this Summer of London, we’ve even pumped up our list making. Over the past few weeks we’ve brought you lists featuring the best of Britain in a variety of categories: television, music, movies, and royal-related events. This […]

Is Stonehenge A Musical Infographic?

When you’ve got a five-thousand-year-old edifice in the middle of your country, with no real clue as to its original purpose, it’s understandable that a few whackadoo theories might emerge now and again, and believe you me, the Brits have heard them all. Everything from a sacrificial altar to the landing pad of an alien […]