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14th September, 2000

Pete G
Glad to see your QTVR's are working again. Fantastic scenes. The petrol crisis here in the UK means that Avebury has been empty this week, Great for QTVR's! Which site has the most carved heads? best wishes,

Thanks again Pete, we are glad you liked our panoramic movies! The site with the highest concentration of carved heads is certainly Filitosa; mind, however, that many statue-menhirs found nearby have been relocated on this site. So, the site that has the most carved heads - still on their original positions - is probably Stantari. Have a look at its panoramic view too!

Zeli, Orfeo, Egidio, Paola,Licia, Claudia, Giuliano
Riuniti per festeggiare il 36/40 di Paola, abbiam visto il vostro sito e vi salutiamo con affetto e un po' di invidia...

Grazie per i saluti, complimentoni a Paola per l'ottimo risultato e non vi preoccupate: siamo già sulla via del ritorno e presto potremo rivederci per raccontarvi le bellezze della Corsica (e tutto quello che - per mancanza di tempo - non abbiamo potuto scrivere in questo diario di viaggio online).

12th September, 2000

Lestyn Jones
Is it possible (or indeed, worthwhile) to date stylistically the human face carvings on the Corsican stone monuments? I ask as an archaeology student with an interest in attempting this with british carved faces.

Hmmm... This is a very good question: as far as we know, the French archaeologist Roger Grosjean tried to make a classification of the statue-menhirs according to their different styles, corresponding to several phases and different time periods. Right now we cannot give you an in-depth answer, but please write us again when our tour will be finished.

Christian de Poorter
Bonjour à tous les deux. Ho pensato farvi un piccolo regalo per incoraggiarvi nelle vostre ricerche in Corsica. Ho letto il vostro diario e vedo che tutto procede bene. Ho trovato cose interessanti su questa domenica pomeriggio. Au revoir
Gli allineamenti di Palaggiu in Corsica
Sito in Corsica del sud a Filitosa (Unesco), uno dei piu' famosi
Bulletins de la Societe d'anthropologie de Paris, megalithes du sud-ouest de la Corse
Da vedere
Una guida per la Corsica
Storia della Corsica (cronologia, interessante, link)
Paesaggi di Corsica
Motore di ricerca sull'archeologia dove è referenziato il vostro sito!
L'albero celtico

Grazie mille Christian per le preziose informazioni, come forse hai visto dal nostro diario, non è sempre facilissimo trovare un collegamento Internet, ma le cabine di France Télécom funzionano a meraviglia!

9th September, 2000

Hey friends! Thanks for the QTVR of Casa di l'Urcu. Wow! Corsica looks stunning. Do Have fun...

We are trying to make as many QTVR movies as we can. The problem is that we are often exhausted after a demanding walk to reach some remote Corsican prehistoric site, so it is easy to make (stupid) errors! Anyway, we are glad you liked the QTVR movie of Casa di l'Urcu. Nearby there was also the Casa di l'Orca (ogresse?) but we couldn't find it...

7th September, 2000

Toti Calò
Ha! Proprio mentre stavo per farvi ottenere la cittadinanza pugliese onoraria, voi ci tradite in maniera così... INVIDIABILE :-) Vabbé, vedr almeno di non sottoporvi ad una "damnatio memoriae" ;-) Ci sentiamo al ritorno con G R A N D I notizie pietrose dalla Puglia (ho avviato un progetto di archeo-astronomia di quelli golosi assai assieme ad un paio di accademici nazionali e non, matti quanto basta)! For Paul: if memory serves, the koeran technique you've described was used in Denmark (by a danish king whose name I can't remember right now, who was an archaeology entusiast) more than one century ago, though I cannot say how many hours it required :-)

Ciao Toti. Se vedessi con i tuoi occhi come è la Corsica, pensiamo che anche tu ci faresti un pensierino e tradiresti il Salento... Un goloso progetto di archeo-astronomia? Stai attento a farci venire l'acquolina in bocca, perché siamo sempre pronti a "sollevare la bocca dal fiero pasto" corso (a base di statue menhir e dolmen) e a ripiombare giù dalle tue parti...

Pete Glastonbury
Great work guyz. Nice QTVR. Are the faces on the stones facing in any particular direction? Keep up the good work.

Thanks Pete. We're having some problems with the Olympus wideangle attachment (strange black dots appear on the images: we have cleaned it three times but the problem persists). We cannot tell if the faces on the stones face in any particular direction, because they had all been discovered lying on the ground and then re-erected.

6th April, 2000

Kay J. Hall
This will be a good site when you get it finished. I look forward to watching the development. Good luck.

Thanks Kay, we are looking forward to make another good website... Even if it's not always simple struggling with HTML code at 3:00 AM! Anyway, now the site counts 54 pages.

4th September, 2000

Paul Griffin
Great work on Apulia. Did you know that modern koreans have discovered a simple technique to place capstones on uprights to construct dolmens. It takes all of 2 hours to achieve!! They simply biuld an earthern mound around the uprights to cover them and pull, yes pull the capstone up onto the uprights, then remove the earth underneath and seal up the openings Who said you needed complicated equipment. It is our 1st thinking that let's us assume this.This was demonstrated for an Irish visiting archaelogist, Paul Walsh, you can find it, complete with photos in Archaelogy Ireland magazine.

Thank you Paul for your message. We already know that the most-accepted theory of dolmen building involved an earthen mound to support and let slide the capstone above the uprights. What we didn't know was the time needed to complete the operation: 2 hours seems a kind of speed record!

Allora ragazzi, sempre in movimento...!!! Buon viaggio, mangiate tanto e mandate buone notizie.

Grazie Giorgio: dopo quasi un'intera estate passata al lago non ce la facevamo proprio piu' e siamo dovuti scappare... Come vedi, la Corsica ci ha accolto a braccia aperte e noi ci siamo lasciati conquistare volentieri. Per quanto riguarda il cibo, non c'e' problema: la media e' altissima (piu' in qualita' che in quantita', per la gioia del nostro colesterolo!) Continua a leggerci su queste pagine e saluta per noi tutti i trevignanesi simpatici

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