I first set up Eternal Idol a few years ago with the aim of providing original information on Stonehenge and any excavations conducted in the landscape. The site’s been greatly enhanced by the many informative comments and links sent in by other people, so you can either enter a search for something of interest, or else you can look at the categories on the right of the site.
The posts that have attracted the most comments and information relate to contentious aspects of Stonehenge such as the Druids, the bluestones and the means by which they arrived at Stonehenge, and also Silbury Hill. I’ve conducted other investigations into missing altar stones, the inspiration for the Anglo-Saxon poem The Ruin and the setting for the remarkable temple and City of Apollo as described by Pytheas of Massilia in 350 BC. I’ve also written about the likelihood of there having been a Sentinel at Stonehenge in prehistory, and whether or not our ancestors considered the existence of extra-terrestrial intelligence.
I’ll be posting material related to my book “The Missing Years of Jesus” for the foreseeable future, but I still aim to publish original material related to Stonehenge on this site at the same time, so anyone is still free to write in and contribute to any post they choose.
Otherwise, if you’re interested in Stonehenge, but you’re completely new to it, then I strongly recommend that you first have a good look at this Wikipedia entry on Stonehenge, which is excellent, because it gives a detailed but clear overview of the ruins and their history. There are also many very worthwhile links on the Wikipedia page, so again, I suggest that you look at the English Heritage site and go to their interactive map, which provides many excellent illustrations and photographs that help to put Stonehenge, its surrounding landscape and history into some kind of perspective. If you’d like a virtual tour of the inside of the monument, then click on this English Heritage link.
When you’ve done that, and if you’re still interested in Stonehenge, then by all means return to this site, if you wish. If you have an opinion or a view, then please feel free to share it with everyone else, while a degree in archaeology is most certainly not required in order to do this. Different people view the ruins in different ways, and it may well be that a fresh perspective will spark off a train of thought and enable us to glimpse this stunning monument through the eyes of the men and women who laboured so mightily to build it all those millennia ago.
The entire content of this site, going back to August 2006, is currently being amended, so please don’t write in to tell me that a picture’s missing, because I’m fully aware of this. However, if you feel you can contribute in any way at all, no matter how small, to our knowledge and understanding of Stonehenge, then please feel free to share your views and submit comments, links or pictures, which I’ll attend to as time allows. Thank you, and I hope you find something of interest to you here; as things currently stand, there’s an archive of 267 detailed and lengthy posts, many with maps and other illustrations, while there are also around 2,500 detailed comments or submissions, many containing news, views, links and other fascinating information.