Stonehenge Builders Were Using Pythagoras' Theorem 2,000 Years Before Philosopher Birth

Posted: Jun 22 2018, 10:16am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 
Stonehenge Builders Were Using Pythagoras' Theorem 2000 Years Before Philosopher Birth
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  • Stonehenge was Way Ahead of its Time

Experts have claimed that Stonehenge builders used Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the birth of the Greek philosopher was born.

Many people gathered at Stonehenge to mark the Summer Solstice yesterday. It has always remained a mysterious monument. The Druids and their rites are attached to this site located in England.

4000 years old, Stonehenge was constructed by Neolithic builders who used Pythagoras’ Theorem way before the birth of the Greek philosopher.

A new book is out now concerning this, and it bears the title “Megalith.” The geometry of Stonehenge is the topic of interest of this book. These builders were experts in geometry and astronomy.

They used Pythagoras’ Theorem some 2,000 years before the existence of the philosopher, according to The Telegraph. This topples the concept that our distant ancestors were dumb cavemen.

The book comes just in time for the Summer Solstice. Our predecessors were in fact very sophisticated astronomers despite their primitive material conditions.

Both triangles and double squares are used in the construction plans of Stonehenge. These comprise a simple version of Pythagorean Geometry. Also, a very large Pythagorean Triangle connects Stonehenge with two other ancient monuments in Great Britain.

Stonehenge was built between 2000 and 3000 BC. Many facts about it are still speculative and nothing could be said with any surety. What purpose it served the ancients remains an enigma and a riddle.

As for Pythagoras, he lived between 570 and 495 BC. The theorem which bears his name is a fundamental part of Euclidean Geometry. It is a part of the curriculum for high school maths. It states that the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle equals the sum of the squares of the two other sides.

The site of Stonehenge is located in Avebury, South England. There are other examples of Pythagoras’ Theorem being used for construction purposes before the philosopher’s birth.

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