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|Description ||Stonehenge Pot|
| You can't help wondering if this pot was a faithful replica of the way Stonehenge actually appeared then - partly roofed, and all. (Trying to keep an open mind when seeing this previously in books, etc.)|
| How old is this?|
| The Stonehenge pot was found in one of the barrows near Normanton - not far from Stonehenge. I'm not sure if anyone knows how old it is exactly. It is so named due to itls likeness to Stonehenge. However, Rodney Castleden ("The Making of Stonehenge") likens it to a wooden roundhouse (with roof). The pot was found in the early 19th century during the excavations by Richard Colt-Hoare and it can now be seen in the museum at Devizes. One has to ask that if it was a representation of a wooden roundhouse, then wouldn't the uprights be circular in cross-section (i.e. like tree trunks) rather than the angular features that are shown.|
| You've got a good point there havelw!|
| I don't think it's a representational piece at all. |
If it was burnt inside I'd nominate an incense/sacred smoke burner as a likely candidate.
If not, then how about it being a storage pot for something that needed air-circulation?
| No, it dosn't look like a representational piece at all.|
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