Thanks to Chris for sending some info and pics from an exhibition on Stonehenge in Tongeren (Belgium) which has been curated by none other that Prof MPP.
The fantastical piece of artwork shown above seems to be one of the centrepieces of the exhibit -- not much mistaking of Rhosyfelin -- the artist has worked very carefully from photos of the rock face. It's all in there -- the ropes, the levers, the rollers and the triangular sledges with monoliths mounted crossways. Here is a close-up of the centre of the image:
Then we have a motley collection of stones reputedly collected from the Carn Goedog "quarry" -- apparently these are now objects of veneration.
Chris has kindly translated the captions as follows:
"3300-3000 BC - Carn Goedog
These ragged edged stones were used as wedges to prise pillar shaped blocks of bluestone from the quarry of Carn Goedog in Wales. They were later brought to Stonehenge.
The sides of the wedges display traces of use: people drove them into the cracks between the pillar shaped blocks to prise them loose.
The wedges are of shale which is much softer than the hard dolerite of the bluestones. Maybe people hoped in this way to avoid damaging the bluestone pillars. Probably the stoneworkers also used wooden wedges and hammers, and ropes. The objects made of organic materials are not preserved."
13/10/2018 - 21/04/2019
2500 BC. An awe-inspiring structure was built in southern England. Circular, like the sun. With huge upright stones. The structure is now known as Stonehenge. Learn everything about this monument thanks to this intriguing exhibition.
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The Gallo-Roman Museum brings together all the available knowledge in a single major exhibition: interviews with archaeologists, high-quality 3D visualisations, superb scale models, ... Authentic burial finds bear witness to festivities, ceremonies and funeral rites that gave colour and meaning to the lives of Stonehenge people. Atmospheric films offer an insight into their culture.
Fall under the spell of Stonehenge: one of the biggest mysteries in human history.