Stonehenge, 18th Century plan

Stonehenge, 18th Century plan

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Caption: Stonehenge. 18th Century plan of Stonehenge by John Smith, showing the position of the stones (centre) and their alignment with the points of the compass (outer ring). The bottom two diagrams show Smith's plan (right) compared to that of William Stukeley (1687-1765, left). Image published in Smith's paper 'Choir Gaur; The Grand Orrery of the Ancient Druids, Commonly Called Stonehenge, Astronomically Explained, and Mathematically Proved to Be a Temple' (1771).

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