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How were Stonehenge's blocks moved ?


Posted on Friday, 11 February, 2011 | Comment icon 20 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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By Scáthach, Staff News Writer

Engineer Garry Lavin has come up with a new theory involving the use of wicker basket constructions.

Up until now it has been believed that the massive blocks were transported by rolling them on logs, Mr Lavin however has come up with an alternative theory - that the blocks were wrapped up and rolled along inside a wicker cage instead.

"Mr Lavin hopes the project will expand people's understanding of those who lived in Britain over 5,000 years ago."

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Comment icon #11 Posted by angi chiesa on 12 February, 2011, 7:40
Hey BooNy it always comes back to aliens.Well Stonehenge is a chicken shed compared to pyramids,and there are so many of them.A bit of antigravity would have been useful. I have seen several films in the past explaining possibilities. Lots of guys and determination and a few centuries could have done the job
Comment icon #12 Posted by ShadowSot on 12 February, 2011, 14:51
It's too bad Edward Leedskalnin went to his grave with his secrets for building Coral Castle. It is allegedly said he was able to move those megalithic coral stones by himself with ease. Also, a while back, Wally Wallington demonstrated how he was able to mount a huge block up. Wasn't exactly with ease, took him 30 years. He used block and tackle and a motorized lift.
Comment icon #13 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 14 February, 2011, 13:35
Wasn't exactly with ease, took him 30 years. He used block and tackle and a motorized lift. I never mentioned anything about the complete structure. "It is allegedly said he was able to move those megalithic coral stones by himself with ease." is what I posted. For one man to create the entire structure in 30 years, it took time, dedication, and patience. He found a way to move one block at a time, allegedly by himself, which is more than I can say about me trying to pull a feat like that. LOL!
Comment icon #14 Posted by kulas910 on 15 February, 2011, 2:35
I don't really know how stonehenge was build,but to the people who build it,they are really good in Engineering and good builders.
Comment icon #15 Posted by tipotep on 15 February, 2011, 3:08
Wasn't exactly with ease, took him 30 years. He used block and tackle and a motorized lift. I wasnt aware of him using a motorized lift ? TiP.
Comment icon #16 Posted by booNyzarC on 15 February, 2011, 5:58
I wasnt aware of him using a motorized lift ? TiP. Great to see you TiP! I realize that I'm not adding to the topic with this, but I'm honestly happy to see you man. Hope all is going well. -- Carry on with the topic and all. Apologies for the interruption.
Comment icon #17 Posted by tipotep on 15 February, 2011, 20:58
Great to see you TiP! I realize that I'm not adding to the topic with this, but I'm honestly happy to see you man. Hope all is going well. -- Carry on with the topic and all. Apologies for the interruption. Hey Boony , I have sent you a pm brother , no need to upset the great mods we have here at UM ! Continue with the topic please TiP
Comment icon #18 Posted by Aubrienne_Ellyrias on 15 February, 2011, 22:43
he used not many, but he still used tools that are made today like all that wood and the latter,it was in the perfect shape he needed it to be, back then they didnt do that. idk this is very creative, but thats not going to be the answer to how stonehenge happened.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Aubrienne_Ellyrias on 15 February, 2011, 23:12
has anyone heard about this dude? thought this vid was interesting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr9U1cP68eU&feature=player_embedded
Comment icon #20 Posted by ShadowSot on 16 February, 2011, 2:35
I wasnt aware of him using a motorized lift ? TiP. http://www.peter-thomson.co.uk/coralcastle/coralcastle.html


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