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We are now planning the 2015 Megalithomania Conference in Glastonbury, UK (after a much needed year off!). It will take place on Saturday 9th May at Glastonbury Town Hall with a distinguished line-up of Megalithomaniacs. Book your discounted early-bird tickets here

Andrew Collins and I are also proud to announce the ancient mysteries event of the year - the Origins 2014 conference to be held in London on Saturday, November 15th and Sunday, November 16th. The Saturday conference will feature presentations from Professor Irving Finkel ("The Ark Before Noah"), Robert Temple (The Sirius Mystery Revisted), Brien Foerster via Skype from Peru (The Mystery of the Long Headed Elites, and the latest DNA Evidence on the Paracas Skulls), Manjir Samanta Laughton ("Black Holes and the Origins of Civilization"), Hugh Newman ("The Megalithic Giants: The Lost History of a Forgotten Race"), and Andrew Collins ("Rise of the Human Hybrids and the Mysteries of Göbekli's sister site, Karahan Tepe"). Venue is, as for Origins 2013, Steiner House, London NW1. Basic tickets are £48, plus there is an optional London Walkabout around the British Museum on the Sunday. For all details and to register immediately:
www.andrewcollins.com/page/conference/origins2014.htm


Anyway, we look forward to seeing you fellow Megalithomaniacs on one of our expeditions this year and wish you all well.

Hugh Newman - Megalithomaniac



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Announcing the Megalithic Portal photo competition winners for March 2014

. Here are the winners of the competition for the best images submitted to the Megalithic Portal in March 2014, voted for by you: 1st Prize: Aurora at Callanish by Matthew Morrison 2nd Prize: Badenstedt Steingrab by Martin L 3rd Prize: Anta de Santa Marta by Alta-Falisa View the photos and more Highly Commended entries below.

Album Review: Dancing Hare - Matt and Carrie Lyons

. Dancing Hare, or Matt and Carrie Lyons are a duet of folk guitar and violin, with spoken word. They met studying music at university and are members of the Order of Bard, Ovates and Druids. They write music "with a pagan perspective with respect to our past, present and future".

St. Piran's Lost Oratory

St. Piran's open day Saturday and Sunday 22nd/23rd November, accessible for the first time since it was buried by sand in the 1980s. Details below.. This 'lost oratory' was the site of a 6th century early Christian church established by St. Piran, an Irish missionary who was the patron saint of tinners, and the most important saint in Cornwall. It lies a few hundred yards west of the ancient cross that also bears his name,

1, West Camus Road

. Modern stone circle in the garden of No.1, West Camus Road, Edinburgh, erected in 1999 or 2000, consisting of 12 upright slabs, some engraved with Pictish symbols by sculptor James MacCaulay. The ground in and around is covered with gravel and scattered with fragments of slate which also bear Pictish symbols.

Los Escolares

Thieves destroy ancient rock painting in Spain. See comment.. Cave or Rock Shelter in Jaén province, Andalucía. The paintings in Los Escolares Cave are estimated at 5000 years old. The cave was discovered 41 years ago. The cave is a small hole in the rock, about 1.5 meters wide and 1.5 meters deep. In the spring of 2014, the paintings were discovered in a badly damaged state, likely from an attempted theft.

Lolland Footprints and Fish Fence

'Extraordinary' 5,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Discovered . Two sets of human footprints and some Stone Age fishing gear a so-called fishing fence, a tool that dates back to around 3,000 B.C. Recently discovered in a dried up fjord, or inlet, on the island of Lolland in Denmark.