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Stonehenge scanned with digital lasers


Posted on Wednesday, 10 October, 2012 | Comment icon 8 comments | News tip by: the L


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The intricacies of Stonehenge have been brought to life like never before thanks to a new laser scan.

The analysis has revealed in startling detail aspects of the construction and activity at the site over thousands of years. It is now believed that the masons who constructed the monument used the best materials and spent the most time on the more prominent of the stones, especially those seen first when approaching along the axis of the summer and winter solstices. The scans have also revealed tool marks over 4,500 years old and graffiti added using axeheads over one thousand years ago.

"Now we can see how the utmost care and attention was devoted to ensuring the pristine appearance of Stonehenge for those completing their final approach to the monument along the solstitial axis," said professor Clive Ruggles.

"The survey, carried out for English Heritage, exposes numerous details now invisible to the naked eye and will be used in displays for the long-awaited new visitor centre, due to open late next year."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by unit on 9 October, 2012, 22:41
there's also supposed to be some kinda lichen growing on the stones.. usually only found in coastal areas.. don't believe the hype - "we don't know it's purpose" ..it's sectioned off at certain times (by the stormtroopers) so the elite can do their rituals there.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Hilander on 9 October, 2012, 23:32
Them gangs of Victorians just had to mess it up. Love Stonehenge.
Comment icon #3 Posted by garbonzo607 on 10 October, 2012, 5:33
there's also supposed to be some kinda lichen growing on the stones.. usually only found in coastal areas.. don't believe the hype - "we don't know it's purpose" ..it's sectioned off at certain times (by the stormtroopers) so the elite can do their rituals there. Do you have evidence for this?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Darkwind on 10 October, 2012, 8:34
Here is another article with more detail. http://optics.org/news/3/10/8
Comment icon #5 Posted by Littlehawk on 10 October, 2012, 13:03
I'd love to see more photos of this
Comment icon #6 Posted by wolfknight on 12 October, 2012, 11:58
Some photos would have been nice to have seen. Taking peice of the stone was suppose to bring you good luck and peace. We will never truely know what Stonehenge was used for. It is a cool place to visit.
Comment icon #7 Posted by ufonuts on 26 October, 2012, 5:22
Did that say "Stoned Hen Scarred with Beans"? Wow, where did the hen get "The Magic Dragon" and the beans?
Comment icon #8 Posted by ufonuts on 26 October, 2012, 5:30
I think Stonehenge is another portal or magnetic point for Aliens, like a homing beacon type device. I think that Alien's who visited Earth in ancient times had a huge role in the creation of Stonehenge and other giant structures that clearly are well beyond the building ability of mere humans. Like Easter Island, the Pyramids at Giza, The Nasca Lines, Mayan Temples and many many more I can't think of right now. There is just so much we do not know about our history or the history of Earth, Earth was here long, long, before Humans, that's for sure.


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