Webtour
From Stonehenge to Loch Ness: mysteries and legends across the Channel
 
Moderatore: Anna Pasini
venerd́ 13 dicembre (ore 9.00 -11.00)

The most famous, as well as the most mysterious, one of British archeological sites is certainly Stonehenge: it represents a remarkable achievement of prehistoric engineering, but why it was built remains a mystery.
What do you think it could be and who built it? How were these huge stones moved into their positions by people without machines or the wheel? Do you know how far some stones come from?
In Scotland, too, there is another unsolved mystery: Loch Ness is believed to hide a monster, a sort of dinosaur which has been seen several times during the centuries and even photographed. The well-known picture taken in 1934 has become a "proof" of Nessie's existence. But what is your opinion? Scientists have investigated the loch with sophisticated instruments and they believe that ...; moreover, the lake is so deep and its water so dark that this mystery can't be easily solved.
Mysteries and legends everywhere in England! By the way, do you believe in ghosts? The English do! Think of a British castle and you'll probably find out that a ghost has lived there for ages. Some of them were very famous people like queens or princes. You'll "meet" them during our tour among important castles, from the Tower of London to the Warwick Castle.

Stonehenge
http://exn.ca/mysticplaces/stonehenge.cfm
Follow the three phases of its construction through an interactive map
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/case_stonehenge/index.html
You really think to be there with these fantastic 360° images ( you need QTVR plug-in, but it's worth!)
http://www.stonehenge-avebury.net/Photos/gtour/Qtvrstnhng.html
http://www.stonehenge-avebury.net/Photos/gtour/Qtvrtour.html
Why don't you read a famous legend of Stonehenge which deals with Knig Arthur and Merlin the Wizard?
http://www.christiaan.com/stonehenge/info/misc_info/legends/
some more pictures
http://www.christiaan.com/stonehenge/info/misc_info/pictures/
and historical ones
http://www.lessing4.de/megaliths/stonehen.htm

Nessie
What's your opinion...?
http://www.myspace.co.uk/nessie/nessie/search4.html
http://www.lochness.co.uk/nessie/sightings/photo2.html
The birth of a legend
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lochness/legend.html
But where is Nessie exactly?
Then click on "The Ness files"
http://www.lochness.scotland.net/about.cfm#
Click at the bottom of the page on "Searching Nessie", to read all its story and listen to it!
http://www.nessie.co.uk/
Did you know Nessie has a lair?
http://www.myspace.co.uk/nessie/nessie/lochness.html
Look at the investigation with sonar
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lochness/sonar.html
Or listen to some
eyewitness accounts
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lochness/eyewitness.html
And now look through these live webcams (surface and underwater) and try to spot the monster!!
http://www.lochness.scotland.net/camera.cfm
http://www.lochness.co.uk/livecam/index.html
and the mystery goes on...
http://www.myspace.co.uk/nessie/menu/nesscont.html

Just in order to have an idea of how many Castles there are in Britain...and most of them are HAUNTED by ghosts!!
http://www.dlc.fi/~hurmari/castles.html

Have a look at the Warwick Castle, one of the best preserved Medieval castles, in which history comes to life. How? Through life-size wax figures of the past as in Madame Tussaud's Museum in London. Do you think there is any ghost there?
http://www.warwick-castle.co.uk/
http://www.warwick-castle.co.uk/castle/castle.html

We can't forget the famous Tower of London where many ghosts are still alive...
Do you know who are they and where you can see them ? But you have to be patient and brave...
www.tower-of-london.com
www.camelotintl.com/tower_site/ghost/index.html
www.toweroflondon.com/kids

There is a long, long list of ghosts in British castles, as you can see here...
http://www.castles-of-britain.com/castle94.htm
www.castles-of-britain.com
What about the ghost in the library of the Windsor Castle??
Why don't we go there and try to see it?
http://www.royalresidences.com/
http://194.203.40.17/output/page557.asp
http://www.windsor.gov.uk/

Don't you believe there are so many ghosts around? Click here:
http://www.theshadowlands.net/places/uk.htm
But is there a ghost in Hampton Court, too?
http://www.hrp.org.uk/webcode/hampton_home.asp
(click on history or here:
http://www.hrp.org.uk/history/default.asp?sectID=4&id=4

I know that now you want to play an excinting game, intitled "Ghosts in the Castle!!" Very COOL!!
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/castles/enter.html

Many, many mysteries and myth are waiting for you here!
www.myths.com/pub/myths/myth.html

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