Ancient inspiration

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When I saw the photo of the handsome World War II memorial under construction on the North Side, I was immediately struck by its resemblance to Stonehenge and the many other henges built in early days in the British Isles and continental Europe.

Archaeologists have speculated that these ancient henges were monuments used as gathering places for religious and social rites.

It appears as if our present-day architects and planners appreciate the appeal of a similar kind of monument as those that resonated with the ancients.


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