Archaeology

   

The un-Henging of Stonehenge

Authors: Constantinos Ragazas

In this paper we un-henge the mystery of Stonehenge and propose a simple and consistent explanation to all its puzzling enigmas. How the stones got there? How was it built? Why was it built? Why is it aligned with the summer solstice sunrise? When was it built? Who built it? We argue that Nature built Stonehenge while men directed its construction. Its original function was neither an astronomical observatory nor a healing religious center. Stonehenge acquired such attributes thousands of years later as people, even now, felt its grandeur and wonder. Though the method of its construction can be easily explained, loosening its magical hold on people's imagination may be a more difficult task.

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[v1] 4 Mar 2010
[v2] 11 Mar 2010
[v3] 25 Mar 2010

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