Past Matters

Circles of Stone exhibition - Stonehenge

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Stonehenge is without doubt one of the most iconic historic monuments in Britain. It turns out though it wasn't just people in prehistoric Britain building stone circles of cultural significance though - it was also happening on the other side of the world in prehistoric Japan. To delve into this phenomenon more, English Heritage has put on an exhibition ‘Circles of Stone: Stonehenge and Prehistoric Japan’ in the exhibition centre at Stonehenge. Podcast host Ploy Radford speaks to Interpretation Manager Melanie Coussens about a few of the underrated objects in the collection that have stories worth your attention.