Druid’s Temple modern megaliths

Swinton Druid’s Temple Alternative Name: Druids Temple source

Country: England County: Yorkshire (North) Type: Modern Stone Circle / Monolith

The Druid’s Temple is located near the village of Ilton in North Yorkshire, England. The temple is a folly, built around 1800 by William Danby of nearby Swinton Park.



The region at the time was suffering from an agricultural depression and high unemployment, so Danby hired local men to build a Stonehenge inspired folly, even attempting to hire “druidic hermits” to live in the temple.

Homo naledi had wear-resistant molars


Homo naledi’s relatively taller and more wear resistant molars enabled it to have a much more abrasive diet than other South African hominins. This is the result of a recent study by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, the University of Durham in the United Kingdom and the University of Arkansas in the United States. The researchers conclude that Homo naledi may have eaten a much grittier diet than other South African hominins.

Mammals that eat foods that need to be cut, like leaves and grasses, have sharper, more complex molars (i.e. more cusps and crests) , while mammals that eat foods that need to be crushed, like fruits and nuts, have duller, less complex molars. The researchers used a technique known as dental topography to measure molar sharpness, complexity, and other aspects of tooth shape in South African hominins to reconstruct the diet of Homo naledi. Read more.

Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea with a…

Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea with a population greater than 25 million. Situated on the Han River, Seoul’s history stretches back over two thousand years to when it was founded in 18 BC by the people of Baekje. The Gangnam District, which literally means “South of the River”, is visible in this Overview.

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