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| Fig 7. Stonehenge GSCHTW Pt15 |
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|Description ||Fig 7. Nearly last gleam 18th December 2007|
| How did the "slaughter stone" get its name ?|
| In the 'Old Daze' (within the last thousand years or so) many Ancient Features were attributed from local folk-lore. Assuming that this mysterious pile of rocks was the product of "Howling Savages" people assumed that this large flat rock outside the circle was used for Human Sacrifice. We now know that this and two others stood as a trio when established.|
Many sites in the Wiltshire area have names that in no way reflect what they really were. The Cursus for example, was thought to be Roman in origin, and "Cursus" means 'Race Track' in Latin.
Another example here at Stonehenge is the so-called 'Altar-Stone', now known to have been upright when it was set during Phase II of construction.
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