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|Description ||This might qualify for one of the most unusual photos of Stonehenge at Summer Solstice, 2005!|
How many of us look up at the underside of the lintels and see the beautiful golden glow of the stone above our heads? [Note, too, the healthy growth of lichen peeping over the top.]
| Taking another look at this photo, I just noticed what looks like a large crack running diagonally across this lintel. (R. half of pic). A good reason NOT to be running across the top of it (if anyone could climb that high!)|
| Is this not the trilithon (stones 57-58) that was re-erected & set in concrete in 1958? If so the cracked lintel has almost certainly been repaired.|
| It may well be MickM. I've just hunted down the numbered map of Stonehenge in an old 'Min of Public Building and Works Official Guidebook' (1970 edition), and if my memory serves me correctly, I WAS in that area. It should be safe then!|
| When I went there at dawn on 6th Dec I remember having a quick look at 57/58, and I don't think it was their lintel. But, it was on that side of the circle.|
| Could it have been 122, the lintel on 21 and 22? (I've just found JackME's helpful numbered plan!)|
| I realize that it's been a while since this photograph was posted, but I thought I'd comment anyway.|
Yes, Angie, this is the underside of Lintel 122. The stander on the right, Stone 22, fell on 31 Dec 1900 and when the lintel came down, it broke in half. When the whole thing was re-erected in 1958 they pinned 122 together with steel rods before they lifted it.
Fun Fact: While working with Stones 21 & 22 they bumped neighbor Stone 23 while lifting 122. No one thought much about it - till it came down crashing in 1963. They pulled it back up shortly thereafter and it became the last restoration at Great Henge.
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