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Was Stonehenge a monument to unity ?

Posted on Wednesday, 27 June, 2012 | Comment icon 12 comments | News tip by: the L

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British researchers believe that Stonehenge was originally built as a monument to peace and unity.

The famous stone circle is thought to have have been built between 2500 BC and 3000 BC at a time when the neolithic people were becoming increasingly unified. The very fact that Stonehenge was built at all, a project that would have required a great degree of mutual co-operation, is testament to this.

"Stonehenge itself was a massive undertaking, requiring the labor of thousands to move stones from as far away as west Wales, shaping them and erecting them," said Mike Parker Pearson. "Just the work itself, requiring everything literally to pull together, would have been an act of unification."

"The mysterious structure of Stonehenge may have been built as a symbol of peace and unity, according to a new theory by British researchers."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by Device on 27 June, 2012, 18:04
Unity. Hmmm. Maybe. Or maybe it's just a big giant sun dial like others have purported it to be.
Comment icon #4 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 27 June, 2012, 21:48
If you build it they will come.
Comment icon #5 Posted by spud the mackem on 27 June, 2012, 22:17
They are just ancient dance halls,ie:- inside the ring was the stage,outside the beer tent and picnic area, where the Druids used to have a knees up every Saturday night.
Comment icon #6 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 27 June, 2012, 22:36
It is actually lined up with the pyramids, the mayan ruins, and alot of other structures in a very accurate fashion. The ancients knew what they were doing.
Comment icon #7 Posted by spud the mackem on 27 June, 2012, 22:47
Sure they phoned each other and said line the pyramids up with stonehenge etc. did you know that the pyramids are lined up with the "Orions Belt" star system EXACTLY, showing the 3 main stars and the one slightly dipped ...cheers
Comment icon #8 Posted by kobolds on 28 June, 2012, 2:40
tell that to the rome
Comment icon #9 Posted by csspwns on 28 June, 2012, 2:52
wat does rome haf to do with anything
Comment icon #10 Posted by hammer311 on 29 June, 2012, 20:11
the anciecnts knew way more than the we the more educated of today's society give them credit for,it seems like they may have conceived, that one day people of the future (us) would have great discussions about the things that they built and or made??? Hummmm?? Ponder this momentarily and it makes sense.
Comment icon #11 Posted by spud the mackem on 29 June, 2012, 22:52
I am sorry to disagree with you,but I dont think that the ancients worried all that much about the future,they were too busy trying to survive in their present day to worry about how people in a 1000 yrs time were going to look at why these monoliths etc were erected...Are you going to be worried what people think of what we did in a 1000 yrs time ? if humans survive that long..

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