20th July 1562 - first recorded tourist at Stonehenge. Possibly.

Trilthon Stonehenge Winter Solstice Winter 2012The Swiss (or possibly German) Herman Folkerzheimer was the first recorded tourist to visit Stonehenge. Bishop Jewel took the young scholar to visit the stones on 20th July 1562

Bishop Jewel thought the stones were Roman - and wrote that ‘the very disposition of the stones bears some resemblance to a yoke’

The first time I saw Bishop Jewel’s comparison of Stonehenge to a ‘yoke’, I read it as ‘some resemblance to a yolk’. The ditch would then be the white of the egg….

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