Druidism exhumed by James RustDruidism exhumed by James Rust

Druidism exhumed

byJames Rust

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1871. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Division I-- Section II. THE USE OF GROUPS. [HE use of groups of pillars for monuments in different countries is traced" by Dr. Stuart, " and the question is considered whether there be any reason for drawing distinctions between small circles admitted to be sepulchres, and those of larger size like Stonehenge and Stennis." "Some writers," he says, p. 25, "while they admit that the smaller stone circles may have been sepulchres, are not disposed to believe that the larger and more complicated structures like Stonehenge and Avebury in England, or Stennis and Classernish in Scotland, could have been designed for such a purpose. "But, if there be no reason, except the great size and importance of these circles, for supposing them to have been of a different character, the objection does not appear of much weight. "In Egypt, there were myriads of interments in little chambers built in the sand; while the great pyramids were reserved for the monarchs of Memphis, but both were the depositories of the dead. ' The royal mausoleum of our own day differs more in character from the humble headstone, and the great mounds at Kertch from a common grave, than does Stonehenge from the circle at Crichie, although all have a common design. "In the like manner, if we must recognise the smaller stone circles to be ancient sepulchres, I think it is reasonable that we should regard the larger examples as of the same kind, but of greater importance. Such structures as Stonehenge and Stennis may have resulted from some great national effort to commemorate mighty chiefs." We agree with Dr. Stuart that Stonehenge does not differ more from the circle at Crichie than the royal mausoleum of our own day differs from the humble headstone ; and we are of opinion that what is sufficien...
Title:Druidism exhumedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217706940

ISBN - 13:9780217706940

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