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    Marlborough Mount news....

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    PeteG

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    Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  PeteG on Sun May 29, 2011 9:46 am

    coming Tuesday!
    We will finally get a proper date for it's construction.

    Embargoed until then...

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    PeteG

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  PeteG on Tue May 31, 2011 3:06 am

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    laughingball

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  laughingball on Tue May 31, 2011 10:14 am

    Thats great news. I'm suprised its taken so long to date. I'm suprised they allow all those trees etc to grow on it (lovely as they are).
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    Sunbright57

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    Marlborough Mound

    Post  Sunbright57 on Tue May 31, 2011 10:19 am

    Thanks Pete for this great news. It looks like a very nice place. bounce
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    PeteG

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  PeteG on Tue May 31, 2011 3:05 pm

    I took Paul & Mikki to visit it on a rainy day in November 2009.
    It's not open to the general public but access is easy to arrange.
    Aside from a few archaeo's most people believed it to be neolithic, it's nice to have confirmation.
    Top of the list next is a core from top to bottom at Silbaby once funding is sorted out.
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    Paulus

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  Paulus on Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:12 am

    Hi Pete! Very Happy

    (soz I aint replied sooner - but we've only just got back from 3-weeks in the mountains last nite & I try to keep misself off-line when I'm up there)

    This is excellent news! The place did feel to have some hallmark of summat archaic when you took us here t'other year. Nice to have it confirmed at last.

    For those of you who wanna read the Marlborough Mound profile I wrote (though it's gonna need updating now!), you can find it here:

    http://megalithix.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/merlins-mount/

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    Paulus

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  Paulus on Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:25 am

    PeteG wrote:...Top of the list next is a core from top to bottom at Silbaby once funding is sorted out.

    Are there any dates for when that might happen Pete? The site looks like a precursor of Silbury and is very obviously man-made.

    Cheers - Paul
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    PeteG

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  PeteG on Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:58 am

    I'll give you a shout when it starts Paul.
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    Paulus

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  Paulus on Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:00 am

    PeteG wrote:I'll give you a shout when it starts Paul.

    Cheers mate! Wink

    Hope you & the crew are all alright down there. Found anything new of interest lately in your travels?
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    PeteG

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  PeteG on Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:07 pm

    Hi Paul,
    last winter was very productive with a lot of new stones discovered including some from the Beckhampton avenue.
    If you update the Marlborough page I have photos of the Coring if you need them.
    Let me know when you can make it down here again?
    Pete
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    Paulus

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  Paulus on Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:09 pm

    Ey up Pete!

    PeteG wrote:last winter was very productive with a lot of new stones discovered including some from the Beckhampton avenue.

    Bloody superb news mate!!! Is there any prospect of the findings being published, or images of them (hint - ahem! - hint! Wink)

    PeteG wrote:If you update the Marlborough page I have photos of the Coring if you need them.

    Cheers Pete - that's be great. I'll probably get round to updating the Merlin's Mount entry at the weekend, once I've sorted thru a bundle of other stuff.

    PeteG wrote:Let me know when you can make it down here again?

    We'll give you a few weeks notice, obviously. I'll have a list of stuff that I'll be wanting a gander at when we get down there.

    atb - Paul
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    PeteG

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  PeteG on Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:41 pm

    I got something for you when you come down.
    I have recently scanned every page of John Aubrey's Templa Druidim - Monumenta Britannica from the Bodleian library in high resolution. I'll burn a dvd of Jpg's for you.

    I'm still working on the Avebury Book with Steve but we keep on finding new stuff every week!
    Pete
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    Paulus

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    Merlin's Mound on PressTV!

    Post  Paulus on Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:30 am

    WOW! The Marlborough Mound has even got onto the News channel of Press TV, here:

    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/182853.html

    To those of you who aint watched the Press TV channel, give it a go! The UK government is wanting to ban this independent News channel, cos it shows the real news of what UK and the other terrorist countries (USA, xrael, etc) are up to - and it's probably the best News channel on the planet. Support it! (and check the Merlin's Mount news aswell) Cool
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    Paulus

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    Re: Marlborough Mount news....

    Post  Paulus on Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:32 am

    PeteG wrote:I got something for you when you come down.
    I have recently scanned every page of John Aubrey's Templa Druidim - Monumenta Britannica from the Bodleian library in high resolution. I'll burn a dvd of Jpg's for you.

    Paul's drooling...!

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