Indeed you wouldn't want to dig too close to the monument in case it
causes damage to the monument, or it comes crashing into your
workings. Big heavy rocks they are!
On 11/24/14, Michael <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> That is surprisingly ... a fantastic idea.
> What I assume you are suggesting, is that a tunnel is built, and that
> some kind of chamber is dug under the area of Stonehenge (but not where
> it could cause any structural damage), and that this is then used as
> some form a burial vault at a vastly inflated price that only people
> like Richard Branson could afford. When it is full (i.e. the tunnel +
> nest egg for upkeep is secured), the vault is then sealed.
> On 24/11/2014 15:18, John Wood wrote:
>> Of course to contemplate digging a hole into the middle of the henge
>> monument might upset English Heritage as well as a lot of others.
>> However with a bit of lateral, pardon the expression, thinking one
>> could perhaps bypass, again pardon the expression, EH by tunnelling
>> into the middle of the site from the proposed road tunnel.
>> This would be a hit with Whovians as there was a storyline a few years
>> ago with a chamber under the rocks which too became an attraction
>> aliens but more importantly it would give an added popular reason to
>> dig the road tunnel.
>> Think of it a bit like the Olympic Games. Everyone tunes in for the
>> Opening and Closing Ceremonies but very few actually watch the
>> So if you want to fund something that is unjustifiably expensive just
>> add something with glitz and razzamatazz then people will mindlessly
>> chuck money at you.
>> The funds raised could be used to help to support the cost of the road
>> tunnel, or even pay it outright, with oodles left over for some decent
>> research projects.