From their tourist info brochure: “Just north of Alliance, Nebraska, along highway 87, stands a replication of Stonehenge, England’s ancient mystical alignment of stones that chart the sun and moon phases. Stonehenge stands alone on a plain in England. Carhenge, created from vintage American made automobiles, towers over the plains of Nebraska.” Intriguing, wouldn’t you […]


The photograph above is of a poor man whose son was killed on a beach in Gaza last week. His grief and anguish sears our consciousness, but he is not alone in his terrible plight because identical scenes are being enacted the world over. Nor are we safe from these horrors even if we do […]


Stonehenge – All Things to All Men

June 30, 2014

I’m very grateful to Brian, one of Eternal Idol’s regular contributors, for sending me the above photo that was taken inside the new Visitors Centre at Stonehenge. As you can see, there’s a display of Stonehenge-related quotes, representing a broad selection of views expressed over the centuries about the ruins. It contains one observation that […]

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The Cowboys of Stonehenge, or “How the West Was Won”.

June 28, 2014

A few hours ago, I learned of a talk given by Professor Ronald Hutton at the Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival. During the course of his presentation, Professor Hutton is reported as saying of the people who built Stonehenge that they “…are working under pressure, they don’t have the resources or the time to […]

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In Memory of Trevor Fry of the BBC

June 23, 2014

I’ve just learned of the death of Trevor Fry of the BBC and I was very sorry to hear it. In 2012, I was told that Trevor wished to speak to me as part of his radio programme in connection with the opening ceremony of Olympic Games, as I’d written about many of the aspects […]

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Stonehenge – “the maths does not lie”…

June 18, 2014

As regular visitors to this site will be aware, I welcome contributions of whatever length, and I read and consider them all. Every now and again, however, when the planets align, I am blessed with reading something that makes me realise how Joseph Smith Jr must have felt in 1823 when an angel named Moroni […]

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The Battle for Stonehenge on the BBC

June 17, 2014

I’m informed that the BBC are screening an hour-long Culture Show special this Saturday at 8pm, entitled The Battle for Stonehenge. By one of those cosmic coincidences, I was thinking of writing something along these lines myself, based on the long day I spent at Stonehenge in 2010 when the Ancestor was put in place […]

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R.I.P Rik Mayall

June 9, 2014

It’s painful, sad and very hard To say farewell to Alan B’Stard. Thank you for making me laugh like I’ve never, ever laughed before. God Bless You, Rik Mayall.

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Kronologia Dionysi

June 8, 2014

I don’t think I’ve ever stooped to issuing a “mission statement” for Eternal Idol, although my memory may be playing pleasing tricks on me in my increasingly frail dotage. However, I’ve certainly described this site as a place where original information on Stonehenge is posted and discussed, whether this information comes in the form of […]

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The Heroes of D-Day

June 5, 2014

A large part of this site deals with hero tales of a byegone age, but I’m fully aware that I’m alive in an era of heroes without compare. This BBC link deals with the commemorations for D-Day, seventy years ago, but I’ve also been watching coverage on the television throughout the day. It’s impossible to […]

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