Tamponhenge (apologies in advance!)


As we say in our “Why?” page, Stonehenge replicas are often made of the most unlikely materials. We saw our first tamponhenge on the web some years ago, but its web address now goes to a 404 page not found page on the University of Nottingham website. Fortunately (?) another tamponhenge has been posted on a Czech website [now sadly no longer with us, and anyway, we’ve since been told it was the same one.]. Translated, the site title, SlunecnĂ­ hodiny (add a carat above the c), means something like sun clock or sundial.


What sets the site for this homemade henge above the rest are several photos that are visual portrayals of how the ancients achieved the movement and erection of the tampon “stones.” Above, for example, we see two oxen pulling a megalith across the landscape. We don’t know the significance of the mysterious face on the paper plate above the scene in some shots. Perhaps it represents the sun?

If you know us at all by now, you may guess that the megalithic-moving dioramas are likely to translate into some big druids for this henge. And you are right. Score: 8 druids and some big applause, which requires no translation!

[An interview with the maker of tamponhenge can be found here.]