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Published by Archaeopress in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Megalithic monuments -- Congresses,
  • Antiquarians -- History -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Magdalena S. Midgley.
SeriesBAR international series -- 1956, BAR international series -- 1956.
ContributionsMidgley, Magdalena S., International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences.
LC ClassificationsGN790 .I58 2006a
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 78 p. :
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23840402M
ISBN 101407304399
ISBN 109781407304397
LC Control Number2009459092

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Megalithomania: Artists, Antiquarians and Archaeologists at the Old Stone Monuments - John Michell. pages, The Squeeze Press, April A new paperback edition of this classic book. A feast of extraordinary theories and personalities centred around the mysterious standing stones. Books such as The Celtic Druids (left) did much to create interest in Ireland’s megalithic monuments. “There may be obliquities of truth in some of this but such a mélange has not been conducive to more objective studies, and many archaeologists have been reluctant to tread far in the lush, lunatic pastures at the edges of their own well.   Celtomania is an expression which has been used by some antiquarians to describe the use of megalithic structures by ‘Druids’ and ancient races for ritual purposes. This fanciful scene by Edward King (above) shows ancient warriors, sickle-wielding and harp-playing druids, oak trees and standing stones – and a ‘dolmen’. Popular Megaliths Books Showing of 66 The Megalithic Monuments of Britain & Ireland (Paperback) by. Christopher Scarre (shelved 2 times as megaliths) Megalithomania: Artists, Antiquarians and Archaeologists at the Old Stone Monuments (Paperback) by. John Michell.

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