In January 1999, fifty five timber posts were discovered
partially buried on a beach in Holme-next-the-sea.
All of the posts were upside down trees forming a circle
with the centre piece being a a large upturned oak
They were believed to have been built two thousand years
before the birth of Jesus Christ, making them over 4000
years old, dating from the Bronze Age.
English Heritage arranged to lift the structure and it
has now been sited at Flag Fen near Peterborough who
specialise in studying prehistoric timbers. Over the
next few years the Seahenge timbers will be conserved in
Portsmouth, by the Mary Rose Trust to ensure that they
will be preserved for the future.
Picture kindly supplied by John Sayer who edits and
publishes The Cereologist - the Journal for Crop Circle