Any druids reading? Look away now

Published October 17, 2005

Any druids reading? Look away now

I will take any opportunity to drive my new car around, so this weekend I decided to go to Stonehenge.

I wasn’t as impressed as I should have been.

  1. Why is it so impressive that these ancient people had the technology to get the stones into position? They must have gone and forgotten it afterwards because it wasn’t passed down from generation to generation. The audioguide said we didn’t know for sure how they did it.
  2. I can’t find it impressive that they are thousands of years old because it doesn’t compute. 2,000 years before we even started counting time? I can’t begin to imagine that sort of date.
  3. If they were clever enough to figure out that the sun was in that particular position on particular days and stuff, why did we have to wait 2,000 years for a calendar to be developed?

The fact that the audioguide actually said to me: “Why is this stone here? We don’t know. Were there others like it? We don’t know.” What exactly is the point of a guide that doesn’t know what it’s talking about?

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