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24 February 2014

Find a standing stone in Gordon Square

Erected in Gordon Square last summer to celebrate 75 years of the UCL Institute of Archaeology is a Wiltshire sarsen stone, donated by a farmer from near Avebury, a place famous for its stone circle. The Institute itself was founded in 1937 by Mortimer Wheeler and is has its permanent home in buildings at 31-34 Gordon Square.

Most of us will be aware of sarsen stones even if we have not heard of them, as they were use extensively by prehistoric man at sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury. This one is a beautiful addition to this quiet corner of London.

For more, see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0613/05062013-IoA-unveil-monolith-in-Gordon-Square

1 comment:

  1. I have been though this part of London and i have to agree that it is well worth going to.