The Modern Antiquarian: A Pre-millennial Odyssey Through Megalithic Britain : Including a Gazetteer to Over 300 Prehistoric Sites
The Modern Antiquarian is the result of an eight-year odyssey in search of prehistoric Britain. Of the countless sites visited, over 300 of the very best have been selected, their remains photographed and their relationships with the landscape explained. Julian Cope, one of Britain's best known and much loved post-punk visionaries, takes the traveller to the first temples built on these islands in order to shine a light into the shadowy past of a modern people who have been hoodwinked into believing that their history began with the Roman conquest. In the essay section he examines our prehistoric beginnings through the evidence of our megalithic remains and their surroundings, helping us to reconcile where we are Right Now.
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THIS is awesome. The most maddening part about this book is you have more questions than before you picked it up, but don't think for a second it's short on information.
A wonderful read covering hundreds of megalithic sites in Britain and beyond. A great coffee table book, or worth lugging with you if you're touring the UK.
This book changed my life, 15 years ago I bought this book and have since been to over two thousand ancient sites over 6 countries.
It is a brilliant book