Among pre-historic tribes for a while.
It seems strange and unbelievable that
The pattern with some riddle in store.
Plan of Stonehenge today. After Cleal et al. and Pitts.
It is believed that these formations pertain to about 3000 BC involving massive human labor not less than 30 million man-hours. It is also found that the work was completed in three phases with more than one interruption in between. One of the stoppages took more than 1000 years.
There is a large earth-work (henge) comprising of a ditch around the bank with round pits in chalk of about one meter wide. The megaliths arranged in middle of the bank; as the outermost layer there is a circle formed of Sarsen stones; within that there is an inner circle of blue stones as the second layer. In the central portion (the core) five trilithons placed in a horse-shoe pattern; with its axis directed to the midsummer sunrise.
Why all these were made?
Plainly speaking it is a structure made of huge stones of various types; by people who lived there in the prehistoric times. They might have intended the site to be auspicious
for performing some sort of religious rituals. As human bones have recovered from beneath the site it is also assumed that it might have been used as an altar for performing human sacrifices. The types of stones used include Blue-stone, Sarsen, Welsh and Sandstone etc. As the arrangement is in such a fashion that its axis was aligned towards midsummer sunrise it is supposed that the tribes which installed these stones had worshipped celestial bodies like sun, moon and the stars.
What exactly is the
The site is in UK and let us probe what Englishmen have to say about it, Oxford being the tongue of England let us hear what the Oxford Dictionary has to say about this riddle.
No beating about the bushes; “just long enough to cover all the essentials and short enough to be attractive”! As one gentleman remarked when asked about the correct size of ladies skirts!
Megalithic monuments are monuments made of big stones used extensively in prehistoric monuments (mega + lithos = big + stone).
The Sarsen is a silicified (converted in to silica) stones found in the chalk downs of
Blue stones form the inner part of the formation; these stones are made of dolerite (igneous rock formed of solidified lava).
The five trilithons are structures; each made of three long stones two of them standing vertically on the floor and the third one horizontally placed on the top joining both of them as if a bridge.
Scientists! Rake thy brain.
For Great Britain Stonehenge is not an isolated one as there is one or two such stone arrangement like that in Avebury complex about 25miles north from Wiltshire; which pertains to 2400 BC. Though Britain does not have a Pyramid or a Machu Pichu to boast of at least this site is a consolation; only thing absent is the missing links as to which tribe built it, how they lived, what sort of culture did they have, which human race did they belong etc. More than all these; the pattern of the stone arrangement and its purpose is perhaps more weird than the details of its makers.
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A trip to
Time travelers and their brides; it’s time!
At last; it is all over; the time machine (can also be called a bus) blows horn, o k let’s go back; let the machine to take us back to the 21st century! Because all events; even if it is a virtual one; should have an end. Thank You ‘Time Machine’! Take us back to home; Bye; dear virtual comrades, Bye;
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