Friday 23rd December 2011
Research carried out by National Museum Wales and Leicester University has confirmed the precise origin of some of the rocks at Stonehenge
, according to experts. The source of the monument’s stones has long been a source of debate, but they have now been identified to within 70 metres of Craig Rhos-y-felin, near Pont Saeson. Using a process known as petrography – detailing the mineral content and the textural relationships within the rock – experts have ascertained that 99 per cent of the samples could be matched to rocks found in this particular set of outcrops. It is hoped that the find will help reveal how the stones were transported to Wiltshire.
A Christmas card dated 21 December 1911 has been found by a builder
renovating a three-storey Victorian house in Swansea. The 100-year-old card was discovered after it fell through a hole in the ceiling and reads: ‘Good Remembrance of your Friends’. The card was signed by someone named Grobity. A clothing tag from a local shop called Griffith and Son was also found in the house along with a tin of Ogden's tobacco.