Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Death At Stonehenge


For the first time in 40 years Stonehenge was to be excavated. The dig was to last for two weeks but was cut short when digging equipment toppled one of the famous double cap stones which fell on Stonehenge academics Professor Tom Darvill of Bournemouth University killing him and cracking two of the stones.

The dig was to study the smaller bluestones that came from Wales and were the first to be placed there.

Professor Geoffrey Wainwright, president of the Society of Antiquaries said: " This is a total tragedy, I fear we will never get a firm accurate date of the henge.
Tom was so excited at being allowed to dig under the stones during his lifetime and would have been crushed to know that his efforts broke two of the stones, he will be greatly missed."

But not by the stones.

2 comments:

Warlockman said...

That rocks!

warriorwoman said...

how about that, a modern day stoning

I bet he felt like he'd been hit by a ton of bricks or a really big rock

either way, bad day for him