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Had a bad day? Made a few mistakes? Bet you didn't mess up like THIS though!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by FrankWolley, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    Ancient' Scottish stone circle was built in 1990s

    Archaeologists were studying site until former farm owner came forward


    A stone circle thought to be thousands of years old has turned out to be a lot more modern after a former farm owner admitted building it in the 1990s.

    The “recumbent stone circle” in the parish of Leochel-Cushnie, Aberdeenshire, was reported by the site’s current farm and was considered unusual for its small diameter and relatively small stones.

    Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeenshire council’s archaeology service celebrated it as an authentic discovery and continued their research until being contacted by the former owner who said they had built it as a replica in the mid-1990s.

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  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Made me laugh. Ah poor sods.
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    SEBREGIS Lead commenter

    Only 4,000 years out.

    Yeah. Archaeologists.

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  4. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Mid 90s isn't that long ago. Surely locals will remember it not being there.
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Oh ah we were on a bender that weekend... aaaarrrh all a bit of blur... Bernard said something about stones... All so hazy arrrrrr....

    [yes I know it's in Aberdeenshire but I think pirates are funnier - unless they are Somali]
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  6. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Made me laugh too. Why did they build it though? As a hoax? Garden ornament? Folly?
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  7. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    Come on be honest. ;)

    If you were a local would you tell the Archaeologists and spoil a good story?
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  8. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Not quite as good as Nessie.
  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Great practical joke - well done
    nomad likes this.
  10. 10000YearsBC

    10000YearsBC Occasional commenter

    Nice one. To quote the late Windsor Davies, Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

    In Burgundy there's a cave system which has unusual acoustic qualities in its main chamber, so it was used by local villagers for celebrations over a number of centuries. The candles they burned covered the cave walls in soot, and it was decided during the 1970s and 80s to systematically clean off the soot with pressurised hoses and a weak solution of acid. They were most successful in stripping the cave walls back to the natural rock surface below. Unfortunately, in doing so, they also removed the original prehistoric cave paintings made by early humans, and possibly even Neanderthals anything up to 200,000 years ago. All that is left in these cleaned up places are enigmatic faint red smudges on raised lumps of cave wall. Fortunately some fine examples of the art survive in other parts of the cave system.
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  11. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I used to do an assembly on how to cope with having a bad day. Very visual. Some of my favourites included



    There were many more.
  12. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    If I could go back in time and attend one event I would choose to go to the planning meeting for Stonehenge.

    Would have been hilarious.
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  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter


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