Thursday 14 July 2011

Photo: Crane and Stonehenge lintel

Stonehenge restoration

Photograph by Three Lions/Getty Images
Thousands of years of settling, weathering, and stone pilfering left the once orderly Stonehenge complex in substantial disarray. What we see now is the result of several restoration projects carried out between 1901 and 1964 to stabilize leaning uprights and replace fallen stones. Here, a crane fits a lintel atop one of the site's towering pi symbol-shaped trilithons.