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King Arthur leads Stonehenge ceremony
DRUIDS are holding a multi-faith ceremony at Stonehenge today to mark the third anniversary of the removal of Human remains from the site.
King Arthur Pendragon is leading a ‘day of action’ at the site of the ancient stones just a week after losing a High Court bid to have the cremated bones reburied.
Mr Pendragon is fighting a Ministry of Justice decision made last year which enabled scientists at Sheffield University to analyse samples removed from the site for five more years.
Mr Pendragon, 57, wants the remains to be reburied immediately.
His bid was rejected at a High Court hearing in London on August 23 by Mr Justice Wyn Williams who ruled there was insufficient evidence to show that the Ministry of Justice had acted unreasonably.
The cremated remains of more than 40 bodies, thought to be at least 5,000 years old, were removed from a burial site at Stonehenge in 2008 and ministers gave permission for the bones to be examined at the university until 2015.
Mr Pendragon said: “These Human remains have lain there as the guardians of Stonehenge for more than 5,000 years and we believe they should be returned. We don’t believe they should be treated with such disrespect.
We’re holding a multi-faith picnic as we believe this is not just a Pagan issue – it’s about common decency.”
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