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Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World – Riddle of the stones

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World has to be one of my favourite TV series of all time. Not a treasure hunting video as such, but all the stone circles and megalithic structures are, without a doubt, some of the UK’s greatest treasures.

Sir Arthur makes some comments at the start of this video about the modern day ‘Pagans’ and ‘Druids’ that a lot of people and policy makers need to heed:

“…these latter day druids have no more right to be there [Stonehenge] than anyone else. Their association with stone circles is the invention of 18th century romantic writers. The druids flourished nearly a thousand years after the completion of Stonehenge, so to confuse them with stone circles is like mixing up the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Hastings. This is one of the few facts we do know about the thousand or so stone circles scattered over the British Isles.” – Sir Arthur C. Clarke speaking on Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World – The Riddle of the Stones.

Wonderfully, the full series of Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World is now available on DVD! A bargain at less than nine quid!

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