Episode 3: Age Of Cosmology | The World of Stonehenge | BBC Documentary

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Episode 3: Age Of Cosmology | The World of Stonehenge | BBC Documentary 5
Neil Oliver continues his journey through the world of Ancient Britain as he encounters an age of cosmological priests and some of the greatest monuments of the Stone Age, including Stonehenge itself. This is a time of elite travellers, who were inventing the very idea of Heaven itself.


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I could listen to Neil Oliver reading the dictionary.

Author — Old Man from Scene Twenty Four

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I'm a yank who feels fortunate to have visited Stonehenge in December of '77, the final days tourists were were allowed to walk among the stones and touch them.

Author — gls600

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I like stone too. My house has been standing since 1681, and you dont have to maintain it much.

Author — 7.756.935

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Neil: So this is as it was. It was not reconstructed?
George: Oh, no.
Neil: What was it like finding this the first time you came in here?
George: Like this.

Author — KingRichardIII

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The speckles in the blue stone used in Stonehenge remind me of the night sky. I wonder if this is why it was used?

Author — Mairìan

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Everything is 'spiritualized' woo-woo or undefined 'ritual' with this guy. Very disturbing.

Author — The Knave

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Neil Oliver is wonderful. His excitement is contagious. More of all this, please. Much more! Travel the world, Dr. Oliver.

Author — Calvin Hobbes

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I have been to Newgrange and it really is spectacular (even with the modern facing). I do not believe in ghosts or spirits of the dead but there are times when I do think the collective consciousness, or energy if you will, lingers on long after the people themselves are gone. This is one of those places.

Author — Hector's Mommy

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I just love finding his documentaries on u Tube.. Been watching when going to bed in the U.S... Now ready for Number #4 in this series.. He is Awesome.. He walks all over and you feel and see like your right there. Plus his wife is a lucky gal. His voice is soothing.

Author — Cynthia Gonzales

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This is a good series, but this episode, especially, is disappointing. The camera is so focused on Dr. Oliver that we can't see the structures he's discussing. Why say Maeshowe is an engineering marvel without filming the interior? Also, at about 33 minutes in, he mentions "the temple complex" which wasn't discussed or shown. The editorial choices are just baffling.

Author — Lisa Kilmer

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I wonder if the axe was smoothed because they realized smooth surfaces are less subject to cracks than a surface with a bunch of stress points.

Author — RonThePhotoGuy

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“It’s kind of....Stalin does the Stone Age.” Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Awesome!!

Author — Voracious Reader

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The rarity of cremation could suggest that it was an honour for only the elites... or it could suggest that it was sacrificial and only done rarely in times of need or on big religious festivals.

Author — faarsight

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I really enjoyed this program. Thank you for posting.

Author — spice tea

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Thank goodness for organizations like Cadw, The National Trust, English Heritage, and similar organizations in Ireland, Cornwall and Scotland. They are doing great work preserving these sites for the next generations.

Cornwall is just full of great sites, and it amazes me that more people don't know about places like Trethevy quoit and Carn Euny. Cornwall is ace. Chokka with ancient sites. Love Kernow. Love Wales, Ireland and parts of England. Have yet to get up to Scotland but is next on the list. And Brittany. Can't get enough of these great sites.

Author — bonzey1171

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Another fantastic look into the past. The beauty in these areas is magnificent. However, it was sad to see all the trash on the ground from the people who were there. Such a shame that there seemed to be little respect for where they were., but I tend to see this anywhere people gather. Sad.

Author — NG B

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Wonderful documentary as usual, but..."Unprecedented?" You never heard of Gobekli Tepe in Eastern Turkey, twice as old and twenty times bigger than Stonehenge?

Author — Trici Venola

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He is in error. We have many stone circles all over North America.

Author — mara cohen

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Sickening what those neo-pagan nerds to do Salisbury on the solstice. Trash and ravers and hippies everywhere, drugs and alcohol. They're not honoring anything except their own degeneracy. Thats now how it works.

Author — Ozark Oðinn

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"there were two female skeletons found underneath the bed-"
"SWITCH TO SPRINT TO SAVE"

Author — thenipplerenaissance