Tuesday 1 May 2012

Faked Photos of Stonehenge Update

The bottom two are real pictures, the top two are two different faked photos dating from the early part of the twentieth century. The tall stone, stone 56, was straightened on the 19th of September 1901 and I guess that the postcard printers altered the picture rather than have a new photo taken. Which was a shame as on the evening of the 31st of December 1900, the trilithon on the left 22, with its lintel, was blown down in the course of a severe storm. So you can have stone 56 upright with 22 fallen or 56 leaning with 22 standing or for eighteen months 56 leaning and 22 fallen, but at no time in the early twentieth century were 56 and 22 both upright.

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