The Stone Roses, 'The Stone Roses' - 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
No 498: The Stone Roses, 'The Stone Roses': The Stone Roses seem to have whizzed past me in the wake of the 80s jumping to the 90s - what a jem of an album that is definitive of the Nineties Brit Pop era. (4 stars)
Stories from the Stone Age: An exploration of the revolutionary period of prehistory that began when humans abandoned the nomadic hunting and gathering existence they had known for millennia to take up a completely new way of life the decisive move to farming and herding the ration of permanent settlements and the discovery of metals setting the stage for the arrival of the worlds first civilisation.
Kay Metheson standing behind Scotland's Stone of Destiny. Ms. Metheson was one of four Scottish nationalists who stole the stone from Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day, 1950. The stone, the coronation seat of Scottish kings, was taken from Scotland in 1296 by Edward I and made into the seat of the coronation chair for future kings of England. Ms. Metheson and 3 others stole the stone. In 1996 England officially returned the stone to Scotland.
Legend says that the Stone of Destiny was used as a pillow by Jacob in biblical times. It was believed to have been brought to Scotland in the 9th century. (Other experts suggest it was quarried in the Oban area)
The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the "stone of the Gods". It is said to be the stone of love, but only to faithful lovers. The opal will bring misfortune to an unfaithful lover.