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Stonehenge. Shards Of Eternity

Stonehenge is a giant stone mystery at the heart of Europe. Today we know very little about its origin, history, and purpose, but even this information is enough to understand: normal people could not calculate and build something this size… we suggest You learn about this phenomenal research facilities and hypotheses put forward by different scientists under the age of Stonehenge and its purpose

Stonehenge… a Few stones, mounds, ditches, pits and shafts, but do not stop talking and historians, and esoterica, sharing their feelings and hunches. And these feelings and thoughts cannot be compared with ordinary and primitive. Indeed, Stonehenge was much said, but much remains to be find out and unravel the mystery of this truly strange building

Stonehenge is a megalithic stone structure in 130 km South-West of London. In a circle along the outer shaft located 56 small funeral “Aubrey holes”, named after John Aubrey, who first described them in the XVII century. To the North-East of the entrance to the ring was huge, seven-Heel stone. During the construction of Stonehenge II was built earthen walkway between the Heel stone and the entrance. Have been erected two rings of 80 huge boulders of blue color, which probably were brought over 320 km from South Wales. At the final stage of construction of biliprotein permutation megaliths. Blue stones replaced the circular colonnade of 30 trilithons, each of which consisted of two upright stones and build them on a horizontal plate. Inside the ring was once 5 separate trilithons, forming a horseshoe

According to legend the erection of megalithic hand Merlin himself who brought the stones from South West Wales, famous for its cluster of sacred sources

The origin of the huge Heelstone has something to do with another legend. They say that once saw the devil hiding among the stones of a monk. Before the unfortunate managed to escape the devil threw a huge boulder that crushed his heel

However, scientists have a different opinion. So, in the Renaissance the architect I. Jones suggested that Stonehenge was built by ancient Romans

Medieval scientific minds believed that the construction was in the hands of Swiss and Germans

In the XIX century decided that here was the place of power of the druids, whereby they could perform a serious ritual, combining their forces with communal forces of nature — it was believed that the megalith is located at the intersection of energy lines

English writer and historian Tom Brooks as a result of his years of research have concluded that Stonehenge was part of a giant navigation system consisting of isosceles triangles, the apex of each of which pointed to the next item

Nowadays, some historians have put forward the theory that Stonehenge — the tomb of Boadicea, some pagan Queen. In any case, all agree on the existence of a deeper meaning, which the ancient architects gave their labor. After all, apparently, not in vain in the eighteenth century from the megalithic aboriginal chipped pieces and carried as an amulet

Overall, Stonehenge is a structure of 82 five-ton megaliths, 30 stone blocks, each weighing 25 tons and 5 huge so-called trilithons, stones, weighing up to 50 tons. The stone blocks form the arches, which served as a perfect indicator of the world

Until recently, scientists assumed that this monument was erected in the second Millennium BC lived in the British Isles by tribes to observe the Sun and Moon. But the latest data of modern science make us reconsider many of the conclusions of the researchers. Now archaeologists agreed that this architectural monument built in three stages between 2300 and 1900 BC, And recent research this area showed that people lived there in 7200 BC, long before the creation of Stonehenge (before it was thought that before 3600 years there was nobody here)

In the 20-ies of the last century, the famous geologist Thomas X. installed. the stones for the construction of the complex were brought from the quarries. which was more than 300 kilometers from the construction site! No need to say that transportation of giant stone blocks required extraordinary effort

At the end of 1994 Professor of the University of Wales, David Bowen using the newest method determined the age of Stonehenge. It turned out that he is 140 000 years. Why would ancient people need to make great efforts on cutting, complex transportation and processing of solid blocks their incredible precision installation in strict order? The answer to this question yet…

The famous astronomer Fred Hoyle. after examining all the geometric features of Stonehenge, determined that the creators of this facility knew the exact orbital period of the moon and the length of the solar year. According to the findings of other researchers, the wells inside the circle formed by stone blocks, precisely indicate the trajectory of the celestial Pole 12-30 thousand years ago!

In 1998 scientists-astronomers recreated by computer original form of Stonehenge and conducted different research Their findings were shocking to many. It turns out that this ancient monolith is not only a solar and lunar calendar, as previously thought, but is an exact model of the solar system in cross section. According to this model, the solar system consists not of nine but of twelve planets, two of which are located beyond the orbit of Pluto, and another one between the orbit of Mars and Jupiter where now is the asteroid belt. In principle, this model confirms the assumption of modern astronomy and is consistent with the views of many ancient peoples also believed that the number of planets in our solar system equal to twelve

A characteristic of all ancient megaliths, is their unusually high earthquake resistance. Studies have shown that when the construction was used a special platform, mitigating or completely extinguishing the tremors. On these platforms the majority of all ancient structures. In addition, foundations are almost no “shrinkage of soil”, which inevitably occurs during modern construction

Scientists do not known who and for what purpose erected during the stone age this great astronomical Observatory. On this issue, still raging debates and controversies, which are unlikely to abate in the near future — too colorful building is the subject of this debate

One thing is certain, whoever the ancient builders, they possessed a tremendous knowledge of astronomy, mathematics, Geology and architecture! And when you consider that the Grand monuments and structures in historic times were erected practically all over the world, we can conclude that we, modern people know almost nothing about their own history…

The majority of researchers, looking at Stonehenge, lead it as a brilliant proof of the astronomical knowledge of the ancient Britons. It is possible that for the ancient inhabitants of Britain and North of France megalithic constructions of the type of Stonehenge were astronomical, and ritual structures. At the same time with the study of planets, stars, sunrises and sunsets, made the burial of the dead, evidenced by numerous burial grounds and other ceremonial places

By the way, the ancient Britons called Stonehenge “Dance Giants”. Other sources are given a slightly different name — “the dance of the Giants”. At first glance at the huge structure of their logic becomes completely understandable)