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Row over ancestral remains at Avebury

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An article by Jane Fryer from the MailOnline concerning a row over the ancestral remains recovered at Avebury.

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Druids fight museum...

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'Militant Druids fight museum over a 4,000-year-old skeleton called Charlie', Alun Rees and Johnathan Petre article in the MailOnline concerning developments in Avebury.

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Lecture on Druids Jan 2009

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Professor Ronald Hutton lecture on Druids on the Isle of Man Manx Radio on 16th January.

A small "teaser" audio clip can be listened to here http://www.manxradio.com/oNews/uploaded/audio/druids-huttonJanuary074747...

Update about this lecture is available from iomtoday.co.im

'New beginnings'

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Don Coldsmith's article 'New beginnings' in The Emporia Gazette, looks at the way the solar year has shaped this time of year.

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Summer Solstice, Stonehenge II

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Update on the construction of 'Stonehenge II', in Australia.

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'All-hallows Eve' and other Articles

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Sam Richardson's short article in the Tenerife News Online with Canaryislandnews.com. Thoughts on All-hallows Eve, inclusive of the spanish holiday “El Día de Los Muertos”.'

Other Samhain/Halloween related articles: -

A Brief History of Halloween: From the Blogcritics Magazine on line comes an interesting article written by M. Scott Carter, looking at the histroical perspective of Halloween.

What The Samhain Is Halloween?: An article by Janice Mason in the TrailGazwtte, CO. USA, exploring the festival and celebration of Samhain and Halloween.

How to Honor Ancestors: An article from Mike the Fool, in the opednews relating to the Reformed Druids of America, and gives a glimpse at 'how to Honour the ancestors.

Happy Halloween: From Carroll Country News, Akansas,USA; E. Alan Long 'Two Cents Worth.'

Origins of trick or treat: From the Californoa State University, Sacromento, USA. Article by Stephanie Dumm in 'The State Hornet.'

Samhain: Pagan celebration honoring the dead: From the San Francisco Chronicle, USA. Article by Susan Fornoff.

Halloween does have a spiritual side: From the St Petersburg Times, Florida, USA. An Article by Jack Bray.

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'Druids want body to be buried again'

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An article in the Swindon Advertiser concerning a request for human remians from Avebury to be reburied from the council of British Druid Orders. the article has attracted some lively comments.

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Germany's Stonehenge

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Last year archeologists started to unearth what now appears to be Europe's oldest astronomical observatory. The compound, located near the little town of Goseck in Saxony/Anhalt, is estimated to be about 7000 years old and thereby clearly predating places like Stonehenge. Details of the finds were published on Thursday. 

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'Prehistoric child is discovered buried with 'toy hedgehog' at Stonehenge'

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A report from a Daily Mail Reporter in the MailOnline concerning the recovery of a 'toy Hedgehod' excavated from an Iron Age or Bronze Age Grave near Stonehenge.

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A new perspective on Stonehenge

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"Stonehenge is a Bronze Age monument. But was it a burial site, an observatory, or something else? There are large animal bone deposits nearby. Jane Evans suggests the people who used the structure came from thousands of kilometres away."      

(Lead-in blurb for a recent interview on ABC Radio National here in Australia.)

Following is a link to the transcript and audio, plus a couple of other interesting links from there:

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