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The Modern Antiquarian

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Julian Cope at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire by Cat Stevens. All other photographs courtesy of Adelle Stripe within that transformed the assumed banality of the English landscape into something magical and eternally compelling.

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a b Cope, Julian (16 June 2004). "Romancing the stones". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077 . Retrieved 5 July 2020– via www.theguardian.com.Most people are familiar with Stonehenge, but unaware that this is only the tip of the ice...er, stone-berg, as it were.

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Ah me, what Stukeley started! For this Lincolnshire rector was the most successful antiquary of the mid-1700s. His books – grandly illustrated publications every one – were lapped up by the population. To watch the migration of Stukeley’s thoughts from 1723’s overly Romanised Itinerarium Curiosum – via Stonehenge and Abury – to his posthumous (and entirely megalithically revisioned) Itinerarium of 1776 is to view at first-hand the manner in which the Celts have seduced the romantic imagination.

Julian Cope is one of Britain’s best known and most-celebrated post-punk visionaries. In this historical masterpiece, he takes us on an unforgettable journey across the British Isles, uncovering the first temples ever built and their myriad descendants, the relics of which can still be seen today. Keep it in your car if you've got a big glove compartment and are very clean and tidy. Otherwise, treat it like a sacred object and pass it down through the generations like a family bible.

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