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Stonehenge was originally built in Wales


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A new study has indicated that the famous Neolithic monument was not always situated in Wiltshire.

For thousands of years Stonehenge has dominated the Wiltshire countryside, but back when it was first built its surroundings may have actually been very different.

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Yes, they just took the Wales pre-built Stonehenge and then put it on some poor donkeys back and carried it all the way to Wiltshire, and on the way they encountered aliens, which spooked the donkeys - but not too much.

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:huh:

Wouldn't it make more sense to suggest there might have been two such monumental sites, and the one in what is now Wales was dismantled and the stones reused locally (not transported to Wiltshire) after the culture that built the two sites disappeared?

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I take it they mean just the smaller blue stones. The largest stones were quarried 18 miles away from Stonehenge location.

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Obviously they've found the showroom, where henges would be displayed for prospective customers. Somewhere round there they'll find a catalogue showing the henges in a range of textures and colours, and detailing the credit options...

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Obviously they've found the showroom, where henges would be displayed for prospective customers. Somewhere round there they'll find a catalogue showing the henges in a range of textures and colours, and detailing the credit options...

:alien: - The alien showroom.

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The first major druid convention ?

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Well, I suppose the slabs traveled from somewhere off-site, obviously a quarry originally.

But why would the original slabs, up to 500-years later, be moved from one location to an entirely different location that we now call Stonehenge? That would be a lot of work. Not saying at all that it's not possible.

An overzealous land owner/king/warlord/chieftain/whatever?

Or maybe it was felt that then eventual location we know today was somehow more favorable (spiritually, hill obstructions, etc)

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I wouldn't be surprised if the original scenario was a little more something along these lines:

"Oy, Alreic! Did ja see what Kimrik's tribe built up on their land?"

"Aye, that silly wooden circle? What of it?"

"They said it was fer fertility dances! And that we didn't have any because it wouldn't help us anyhows!"

"What?! That pansy little...Hah! If wood is all they need, we'll show them what it takes to survive being one of our fertility circles! Does yer brother still have that quarry?"

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Could they have built it near the quarry to work out the details and ensure proper fit before tearing it down and reassembling it at the permanent site?

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:huh:

Wouldn't it make more sense to suggest there might have been two such monumental sites, and the one in what is now Wales was dismantled and the stones reused locally (not transported to Wiltshire) after the culture that built the two sites disappeared?

It's already a well-known fact that the stones which make up the inner rings of Stonehenge came from what is now Wales. We know this because they are made of Preseli Bluestone, and Preseli Bluestone is ONLY found in the Preseli Mountains of Pembrokeshire in south west Wales. So the stones were somehow transported 135 miles east to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

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It's already a well-known fact that the stones which make up the inner rings of Stonehenge came from what is now Wales. We know this because they are made of Preseli Bluestone, and Preseli Bluestone is ONLY found in the Preseli Mountains of Pembrokeshire in south west Wales. So the stones were somehow transported 135 miles east to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

True, no one disputes that... but the whole "we built it here first" thing seems a bit shaky.

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