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henge

 (hĕnj)
n.
A Neolithic or Bronze Age structure found in the British Isles, consisting of a large circular earthwork often enclosing an arrangement of standing stones, wooden posts, mounds, or burial pits.

[Back-formation from Stonehenge.]

henge

(hɛndʒ)
n
(Archaeology) a circular area, often containing a circle of stones or sometimes wooden posts, dating from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages
[back formation from Stonehenge]

henge

A circle of standing stones or wooden posts, often surrounding a burial chamber, dating from the Paleolithic Age or the Bronze Age.
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He just needs to break into the Protector's mysterious Henge while Howell (Paul Kaye, above - the best thing about this comedy) performs the spell to cross worlds.
Archaeologists digging on the hills have discovered what's believed to be an ancient henge - evidence of Neolithic life - along with flint and other later materials dating back to around 3,500BC.
Closer to home, 25 European cities are covered in depth with things such as free museums, wild swimming, walking tours and a section called Stinge Henge.
Durrington Walls is one of the largest known henge monuments, measuring 500 metres in diameter and thought to have been built around 4,500 years ago.
Experts believe the stones, which may have been imbued with magical properties, were not originally part of the henge but were deliberately toppled before being incorporated into it.
Experts believe the stones were not originally part of the henge but were deliberately toppled before being incorporated into it.
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It's also worth making the 45-minute drive to Avebury Henge, an ancient stone circle (nationaltrust.
Were the huge bluestone slabs that form the famous henge brought some 150 miles from Wales?
Last month, e Journal told how Sunderland University graduates Mat Foster and Mat Chaloner were asked to create an Ice Henge Sculpture for Game of rones.
The book also points out that, interestingly, Stonehenge is not really a henge.
She is reminded of her days as a new mother by the sight of a cliff-side gannetry packed with nesting seabirds, and at an archaeological site she recognizes that the combination of land features that enticed Neolithic builders to erect a henge were the same ones she surveyed some 4,000 years later.