thinking about archaeology

Milestone tagged

The days when staff would arrive at Stonehenge to find someone had painted the stones are gone, but a week ago Tim Daw spotted graffiti on the milestone across the road.This is his photo:

I wrote about this stone earlier, and here is an image I Photoshopped to show the whole stone more clearly, with the original inscription top left which is now below the turf:

And here is how it looks in better times (from wanderingstrays and duncanferg):

There are many of these strung out along the old turnpikes, including this one a mile to the west:

They’re an attractive and curious reminder of past times, and they need a champion.

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