“A major problem of the 20th [& 21st] century has been wrestling inaccurate
but popular notions of the ancient past from a public desperateto know more about it.
[…] New discoveries which should have swept away old ideas have instead
merely been added on, creating a large and unwieldy soup of pre-history.”
– Julian Cope, ‘THE MODERN ANTIQUARIAN’ (1998)
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A world leader in FullDome theatre design and build, software and hardware development, and experts in the installation of projection systems in unusual locations.
Currently pioneering 3D and 8k resolution in their new generation of ‘Definiti’ domes.
An accompaniment to his best selling book of the same name, British musician Julian Cope’s site has grown into the largest and best loved resource for all things Megalithic. His sheer enthusiam for the subject is infectious, with thousands of active contributors.
Cope published a second book, THE MEGALITHIC EUROPEAN, in 2004. Both are indispensible field guides, and can be purchased at Amazon via the links below.
“A remarkable fusion of scholarship, practical advice and visionary insight.”
– The Express
“A unique blend of information, observation, personal experience and opinion which is as unlike the normal run of archaeology books as you could imagine.”
– The Mirror
“It is deeply impressive…ancient history: the new Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
– The Times
Responsible for the maintenance of over 400 sites in England, with 11 million visitors annually and 10 million photographs, plans and surveys publicly accessible.
To visit the dedicated Stonehenge page please click here.
Another fine, user generated site, and member of the
Writer, journalist, ANCIENT SKIES photographic contributor and interviewee, Anthony Murphy’s site is one of the most heavily visited in Ireland.
A treasure trove of information about prehistoric life in ‘The Emerald Isle.’
Michael Fox’s excellent resources for the two principal sites in Ireland’s Boyne Valley. He also runs a tour service.
The official page for the Newgrange & Knowth monuments. Enter the lottery and you might get lucky – an invitation to witness the winter solstice sunrise inside the chamber at Newgrange.
Just the journey through Scotland from Fort William, across the Isle of Skye and on to The Hebrides is worth the trip, let alone the magnificent Callanish stones themselves.
Sunrise, sunset and full moon at the principal site is a truly magical experience, but beware midge season in summer. Seriously.
Official page for the finest chambered tomb in Europe, situated on the main island of Orkney. The Neolithic village of Skare Brae is nearby, as is the spectacular Ring of Brodgar.
Visits to the outlying islands, including Hoy and Sanday, are highly recommended.
A planned collaboration with xRez on ANCIENT SKIES was sadly not to be. Eric Hanson and Greg Downing’s prior credits as visual effects artists and designers are impressive enough, but they are now working on the cutting edge of extreme gigapixel resolution and new CGI technologies to produce superb imagery for special venue and FullDome theatres.
Co-curator and co-programmer of many of Bradford’s National Media Museum & Pictureville Theatre ‘Widescreen Weekend’ events, Thomas Hauerslev’s lovingly maintained site celebrates all things 70mm and giant screen. I’m forever indebted to Thomas for putting me in touch with Pictureville.