Stonehenge: There’s More Than Meets The Eye

Posted: Sep 10 2014, 9:09am CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff


Stonehenge: There’s More Than Meets the Eye
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A subterranean map has exploded the myth of Stonehenge. It appears to be the case that there’s more than meets the eye.

A bunch of archaeologists have discovered a lot of things about Stonehenge that were previously unknown. By using scanning equipment they mapped the underground region to a depth of 3 meters. 

The findings point towards over 17 shrines that have been linked with the visible structures on the surface of the monolithic artifact. The novel knowledge that has been uncovered has led to fresh perspectives on the evolution of this haunt of Druids and the Ancients who were way ahead of their time. 

Remnants and relics of over five dozen stones that were once a part of Stonehenge have been unearthed. The “Super-Henge” that has emerged from this close analysis of the hidden substrates of the zodiacal and astronomical monument is the stuff of which dreams are made of. 

"For the past four years we have been looking at this amazing monument to try and see what was around it," Prof Vincent Gaffney, from the University of Birmingham, said at the British Science Festival.

What exactly lay around it? And was it supposed to be a gathering place for experts and sages who held secret wisdom regarding certain rites? These and similar questions are going to be answered shortly thanks to the extensive research that was carried out by scientists recently. 

The professionals used magnetometers and earth radars not to mention a three dimensional scanner that employed light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. 

Thus the reconstructive efforts to guesstimate the original game plan of the huge site were made on a solid basis. GPR techniques got employed too. Rites of burial as well as sacrifice were discovered among the possible practices that took place at Stonehenge. 

Nishad Karim, a researcher at the University of Leicester,  told the BBC, "Using GPR and other techniques, these researchers have been able to virtually see through the ground and explore what civilization looked like thousands of years ago."

The stuff we are mentioning probably took place many thousands of years ago in the past. The pigeonholing of several phenomena as well as the unique “Eureka” moments that came about caused much excitement among the research specialists. 

"[The building] has three rows of roof-bearing posts. It is around 300 square metres and slightly trapezoidal, which is interesting because in the same period on the continent, about 100 to 200 years earlier, we also find this type of trapezoidal building related to megaliths [giant stones]," said Prof Wolfgang Neubauer, director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, which was also involved in the research.

The pits, patterns and timber posts that have been spotted using the equipment have proven once and for all that Stonehenge was a very complex center of Ancient rites and rituals. 

"We know what some of these things look like, so we can classify them," Prof Gaffney explained. It evolved from a mystical locus of control to a magical place where crop fertility schemata were followed by the people of yore.   

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