July 1999 index:
10 July 1999
- Summer solstice clash at Stonehenge
- New Age travellers invaded Stonehenge on June 21st, spoiling Summer Solstice celebrations before British riot police moved in to clear the ancient stone circle and arrested 22 people.
- Avebury stones under vandals' attack
- Two of the ancient standing stones at the Avebury World Heritage site in Wiltshire (England) have been damaged by vandals in what may have been a protest against genetically-modified (GM) crops.
- Excavations reveal Taplow prehistoric fort
- Archaeological excavations carried out at Taplow Court (England) by the Oxford Archaeological Unit ahead of a building to be constructed on the site have uncovered the defences of a lost prehistoric hillfort.
- Seahenge removal postponed
- The famous circle of waterlogged wooden posts found on a remote beach in Norfolk, England, (see ArchŠo News 3 and ArchŠo News 6) is transforming our knowledge of Bronze Age...
- Bronze Age tomb discovered in Cyprus
- When building a slurry lagoon in an area administered by British forces in Cyprus, some workmen have discovered a Bronze Age tomb full of human skeletons.
- Restoring the landscape surrounding Stonehenge
- Plans for a new road which will help to restore the historical landscape surrounding Stonehenge, were unveiled by British Transport Minister Lord Whitty.