is one of the most exciting mysteries of this time. If you drive down the
highway A303 from London to Exeter, the view of the 95 stones standing together
strikes, as it stands there on a hill in the middle of the plains.
spite of the chaos people created in earlier times, you can clearly see the
stones were placed by some very clever men. For it is impossible to just place
the stones and then coincidentally place them in circles with lentils
on top of the standing stones. If you come closer, you can see that it is
indeed no coincidence: the stones are cut with marvellous precision and placed
together with a pin-and-hole construction, a technique known from constructions
of wood. Some of the stones aren't
even out of the own region, but from mountains a few hundreds of miles to the
investigations proved Stonehenge is about 5000 years, and that makes it older
than te Pyramids of Egypt and the Greek culture.
did people, from who we thought they were primitive, build this impressive
object? Even with our modern equipment it is not easy to build so exact, and our
ancestors didn't have advanced tools. How, for an example, can you transport a
stone weighing over 40 tons over a couple of miles, and erect it afterwards? And
then so precise that, in spite of the slope on which it was built, the complete
structure has a difference in height of only a couple of centimeters?
seems we have to readjust the primitive view we have of our ancestors. The
people who built Stonehenge could do the same as our architects and builders do,
and without the help of computers and advanced tools!
question of how it was built is just one of the many questions that rise if you
see Stonehenge. The biggest part of the questions, like why was it built, what
was it for, and why for god's sake there, in the middle of nowhere, remain
the questions remain unanswered, in spite of the numerous people that searched
for answers, ever since 1100 AD. The only thing that people discovered, is what
Stonehenge was not for: It was not a temple for sacrifices, for there have been
no traces of broken bones, knifes etcetera. There have been found interesting
things, but they mainly aroused other new questions.
the meantime there have been many investigations about for an example the way
the stones were erected, but because there is no evidence for a particular way
it still is guessing.
I hope to give a wide scala of information about the general thoughts about Stonehenge, about how people think it was built, the possible reason for the founding and about the history of the monument throughout the centuries. Read well: I am not going to ANSWER the questions about Stonehenge, but I will mention some theories which are very likely.