Tuesday 24 November 2015

Stone 23 Polissoir?

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Stone 23 has several interesting surface treatments. At about shoulder height on the outside facing the path there is a highly polished area, quite different to any other stone surface in the monument. The enhanced picture shows it to the right. It looks like a polissoir area.

I think it predates the 19th century graffiti of Mr Senior but others aren't so sure.

For more pictures of Stone 23 see: http://www.stonesofstonehenge.org.uk/2014/05/stone-23.html

As an aside I think the upper graffito is W.READ rather than WREN.

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