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Standing with Stones: A Journey through Megalithic Britain

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Standing with Stones: A Journey through Megalithic Britain (2007)

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Rupert Soskin travels over 8,000 miles, traversing the whole of the British Isles, to discover the wealth that is Megalithic Britain. Of the nearly 10,000 megalithic sites, we follow along with Soskin as he visits over 100 of the magnificent Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments scattered throughout these islands. The stunning photography reveals a landscape filled with enigma, mystery and more than a few surprises.

This is not a history lesson about the Neolithic people or just looking at the big monoliths. Rather it is seeking the subtle signs of how the ancients lived, believed, and thought. The intricacy and accuracy, on a vast megalithic scale, does not suggest these monuments were erected by simple farming communities. Folklore and legend mix with history and archaeology to further deepen the mystery of the people who erected these monuments.

Rupert Soskin
Michael Bott

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cjbmusic, posted on July 6, 2016

Would love to see this video, but it is the ONE video that won't load or play properly. I've spoken with tech support about it and despite the fact that everything they have suggested I do I've done and it hasn't fixed it, the problem is said to be with my browser. I don't wish to clog my computer with a second browser and it doesn't really make sense since every other video on this site works. With those facts it seems apparent that the problem is on Gaia's end. Really do wish this would be addressed and properly fixed.

Alfreda Weiss, posted on September 20, 2014

Beautifully filmed this journey through megalithic sites around the UK is led by Rubert Soskin whose love and knowledge of the subject is presented with integrity and a wealth of education and love. Thank you, Gaiam, that I was able to enjoy this trip in small pieces in order to absorb it much better.

ladymorosan, posted on February 1, 2014

Wonderful to finally see the scope & reach of so many megalithic sites across the entire United Kingdom. Wonder if the ancients were keeping an astronomical eye out for another Ice Age in addition to the annual solstices & lunar movements.

jaystar5115, posted on October 26, 2013

I want so much to go there and follow your trail; that's where my ancestors are from and I would really like to return there before the end of my journey. This fantastic work made me feel like I was there. THREE CHEERS!

caitmcw, posted on April 19, 2013

I grew up in Ireland where there are so many stone circles and this is hands down the best documentary on standing stones, dolmens etc that I have seen. Rupert has created a masterful work, the ancient mysteries of the stones are allowed to be and to breathe. The different landscapes he moves through are quite stunning and create a meditative mood, and the viewer gets to understand something of the context the standing stones exist in now. There is an integrity to this work that is so refreshing - it's so different than the usual 'experts' expounding on their ideas.

mori48, posted on March 17, 2013

I have just finished watching "Stones." What a wonderful journey...

MidnightGypsy, posted on January 25, 2013

I absolutely loved this. This has always been a very fascinating subject to me, and Rupert Soskin has put together a documentary that does not disappoint. It's neither dry nor boring at any point, and Rupert's personable, conversational approach makes it feel as if you're standing right there having a lively discussion with a friend about the possibilities behind these megalithic monuments. Utterly fascinating and definitely worth the 2+ hour length. In fact, I'd have loved it if it had been even longer. Can't recommend this one enough for anyone with an interest in this topic.

cdzuvich, posted on January 15, 2013

I will rarely write a review, however, this is a very important piece of work and worthy of doctoral work. The questions asked leave the possibilities open to the imagination for now. The questions asked also clearly and directly ask for further investigation by "experts." The questions asked document these monuments for times to come. Thank you for doing this. Keep up the good work. Peace on Earth All Year 'Round.

jangeofffuller, posted on January 11, 2013

A wonderful journey through the British Isles I thoroughly enjoyed watching this

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