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They got the date wrong by some 3,000 years, but the oldest detailed drawing of Stonehenge, apparently based on first hand observation, has turned up in a 15th century manuscript.
The little sketch is a bird's eye view of the stones, and shows the great trilithons, the biggest stones in the monument, each made of two pillars capped with a third stone lintel, which stand in a horseshoe in the centre of the circle. Only three are now standing, but the drawing, found in Douai, northern France, suggests that in the 15th century four of the original five survived.
There are two earlier images of Stonehenge, one in the British Library and one in the Parker Library in Cambridge, but the Douai drawing is unique in attempting to show how the monument was built.
Originally posted by Marduk
doesn't look ruled by hand does it
[edit on 28-11-2006 by Marduk]
Someone debated the use of the word" Stonehenge".... well, as spellings were not standardised, and as I doubt any of us on here have the sepcialised knowledge of 1440s Douai French idioms, I doubt if any of us really actually know whether it is anachronistic
I don't think the online etymology on your link can be terrtibly well researched. Don't believe everything you find online.