Christopher Howse

Stupendous: The World of Stonehenge at the British Museum reviewed

As these beautiful objects show, the people of the neolithic age were not the barbarians in skins of past caricature

From left: The Schifferstadt gold hat, c.1600 BC, Bronze horse-snake hybrid from a hoard, 1200–1000 BC and the Nebra sky disc, c.1600 BC [Image: Lda Sachsen-Anhalt, Juraj Lipták]

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