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Stonehenge one of world's most threatened wonders

Posted on Thursday, 14 January, 2010 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: behaviour???

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Britain's famous prehistoric monument Stonehenge has become one of the most threatened wonders of the world.

Traffic around Stonehenge as well as the cancellation of plans to bury nearby roads in a tunnel underground system have caused growing concerns for the future of one of Britain's most important historic sites.

"Traffic at Stonehenge has put Britain's most famous prehistoric monument on a list of the world's most threatened sites."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Voyager10 on 14 January, 2010, 16:20
Reminds me of this:
Comment icon #2 Posted by 747400 on 14 January, 2010, 16:41
What do they mean exactly by "threatened"? I don't know of any plans to build any multi-lane superhighways over the site any time soon, and I expect there'd be a bit of a fuss if anyone did consider such a thing. Sounds like some sensationalist journalism at Wanderlust magazine in an attempt to get a bit of publicity, is what I'd say. And does it really "need more visitors", seeing that every single guide book and every list of "Places you must visit!" invariably include it? Besides, how is encouraging more visitors a way to conserve anywhere?
Comment icon #3 Posted by The Curious One on 14 January, 2010, 20:07
What do they mean exactly by "threatened"? thats what i was wondering, its not like there gonna move one of the wonders of the world for a road.....
Comment icon #4 Posted by brlesq1 on 15 January, 2010, 0:44
Threatened? How so? When I went to Stonehenge, us tourists weren't allowed anywhere near the thing. We had to walk along this concrete path around it. Sorta made one feel like a leper.
Comment icon #5 Posted by susieice on 15 January, 2010, 4:16
That's what I thought. It's been a long time since visitors were allowed up on the site itself.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Finity on 18 January, 2010, 1:45
I don't know what would be such a threat to solid stone thats stood there for 1000s of years in all weather, earthquakes and everything else nature threw at it. I remember walking through it and touching it as a kid back in the 80s, can't get near it any more.
Comment icon #7 Posted by NightMoon on 18 January, 2010, 8:48
Stonehenge isn't the only ancient megalith site in Britain. If you can't get to Stonehenge, don't despair. Visit other places instead. Stone Circles and Megaliths

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