Historic Loan of "Stonehenge of the Sea" to come to the 'The World of Stonehenge' Exhibition at the British Museum
“If Stonehenge is one of the world’s most remarkable surviving ancient stone circles, then Seahenge is the equivalent in timber. But as it was only rediscovered in 1998, it is still relatively unknown. We know about some aspects of the monument, including that it was constructed in the spring and summer of 2049 BC, from mighty oaks. But there’s much that still eludes us, including exactly what it was used for. Perhaps the central upturned trunk was used in funerary rituals to support a dead body. Perhaps entering the circular shrine brought worshippers closer to the otherworld. By displaying Seahenge in this exhibition we hope to bring it to a wider audience, and it provides an unparalleled opportunity to time travel back to the moment when circles of stone and timber were at the heart of people’s beliefs.”[caption id="attachment_71957" align="aligncenter" width="950"] Bronze Age sun pendant, 1000–800BC © The Trustees of the British Museum[/caption] The new exhibition will focus on this fascinating period in Britain 4,500 years ago. It will feature 35 loans and over 430 artifacts, from the UK, the Republic of Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland – many of which have never been seen in the UK before. This promises to be an unmissable exhibition. Something to add to your calendar and to look forward to in 2022! Tickets are now on sale. An early-bird ticket discount begins today for a limited time: https://www.britishmuseum.org/stonehenge For more information about your visit: https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/world-stonehenge
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