STONEHENGE OF THE KINGS by Patrick Crampton

STONEHENGE OF THE KINGS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

On the trail, not merely of Stonehenge the site, but of Stonehenge man, Patrick Crampton investigates the five ""cities"" of Stonehenge Wessex and surmises what may have been the relation of the history of Mycenae, the religion of the Mediterranean, Indo-European and Irish myth to the ""supreme mystery."" He considers most exciting and meaningful the finds at Clickhimin, which indicate a three-storey structure, possibly palatial. It leads him away from a religious explanation and toward a comparison with Tara in the instance of the specific Woodheuge Stonehenge site: ""I see it as a fit setting for a king to perform his practical and magical ceremonial functions."" For the buffs, a new conception, a new direction.

Pub Date: Aug. 2nd, 1968
Publisher: John Day