The world of Stonehenge | Apollo Review

With some 430 objects, ranging from spectacular grave goods to ritual headgear, this exhibition at the British Museum (February 17-July 17) examines the mysteries of Stonehenge alongside the wider religious, social and technological upheavals of Eastern Europe. bronze age. A particular highlight will be a 5,000-year-old chalk drum, discovered near the village of Burton Agnes in 2015 but only announced this week, with the find billed by the museum as the most significant piece of British prehistoric art discovered in the world. last century due to the symbolism of its intricate carvings. Other highlights include Seahenge, a Bronze Age circle of 54 oak posts on loan for the first time in its history; Probably used for rituals, it was discovered on a Norfolk beach in 1998. Find out more on the British Museum website.

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Bronze twin horse-snake hybrid from a hoard (1200–1000 BC). National Museum of Denmark/Museum Ofret.

Seahenge at the time of excavation in 1999.

Seahenge at the time of excavation in 1999. Photo: © Wendy George

Nebra Skye Disc (c. 1600 BC).

Nebra Skye Disc (vs. 1600 BC). Photo: Juraj Liptak; courtesy of the State Office for Heritage Management and Archeology of Saxony-Anhalt

Stonehenge

Stonehenge. Photo: © English Heritage