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A new theory reveals how Stonehenge stones moved

Stonehenge is such an ancient megalithic monument (20th century BC) as attractive. He has always raised questions among researchers. One of them, perhaps the most obvious, is how those stone blocks came to the place.

Bian John, a Welsh scientist, now claims to have solved the mystery of how the famous stones moved. According to him, they arrived in the area 500,000 years ago thanks to a glacier that "led" them from a quarry in Wales to the Salisbury plain. Until now it was thought that they had arrived at the site "only" 5,000 years ago, although it was not known how those individuals of the stone age could achieve such a feat.

John's theory, in addition to explaining the movement of the stones, overturns part of the "spiritual meaning" of the rocks, which had fueled the efforts of the builders to move them there. According to the author, these monoliths did not have any special meaning.

Simply, as the researcher insists, when the Neolithic agricultural societies decided to build huge sundials to mark the passing of the year, and point out the different stages of tilling the ground, all they did was to use the material that was within their reach.

Source: ABC Cultura 25/05/2018

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