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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 08:59 PM

Archaeologists have solved a longstanding mystery about Stonehenge:

the origin of the monument's iconic sandstone boulders

The origin story of Stonehenge has baffled archaeologists for centuries.

The mysterious monument, erected in two waves of flurried construction 5,000 and 4,500 years ago, on the UK's Salisbury Plain features two distinct types of stone slabs in half circles.

Researchers traced one stone type, the smaller bluestones, to a site in Wales. But the origin of Stonehenge's 30-foot (9-meter) sandstone boulders, called sarsens, remained an unsolved puzzle until now.

According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, Stonehenge's builders dragged most of these 50,000-pound (22,700-kilogram) sarsens from a woodland area in Wiltshire.

The area, called West Woods, is more than 15 miles (25 kilometers) from the monument "which is insane really if you think about it," David Nash, the lead author of the study, told Business Insider.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/archaeologists-solved-longstanding-mystery-stonehenge-194700588.html

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:01 PM

1. I loved Stonehenge. I could spend days there if they'd let me camp there and we could leave the USA

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:31 PM

6. I've always been fascinated by Stonehenge...

MadE a replica for a science project while I n junior high. When I finally got to see it the summer 72, up close and personal, I was not disappointed! Very surreal....

I love Stonehenge, too!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:02 PM

2. Tell that to Ylvis:

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:20 PM

3. One can find anything on Youtube. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:41 PM

7. Ylvis is awesome! Love them!

And speaking of Stonehenge, there's also this:

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

10. One of the funniest films I have ever seen... practically peed myself laughing... n/t

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 01:24 AM

13. I was hoping somebody would link that

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:45 PM

9. Great song

I heard the Fox knows the meaning of Stonehenge, but all he will say (about it) is, "Gering-ding-ding-dingeringeding!"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:25 PM

4. Comparable to the Moais on Rapa Nui

The quarry where they were mined and carved is quite a ways from some of the places where they were erected.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 09:27 PM

5. The bigger mystery is if they measured the monument in ' or ".



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2020, 11:38 PM

8. Thanks for sharing

But, I thought it was ancient alien astronauts that build it

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:08 AM

11. There's a full-scale replica (and veteran's memorial) in the US

In Washington state, on the Columbia River (Oregon is on the other side of the Colombia)

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 02:00 AM

14. There's one in Elberta, Alabama, near Gulf Shores

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:50 AM

12. Sorry earthlings, u got it all wrong, it was the Reptilians and their anti-gravity sleds

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 03:32 AM

15. John Doone wrote a poem about the grave shared between him and his wife being exhumed-become relics.

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The Relic
By John Donne
When my grave is broke up again
Some second guest to entertain,
(For graves have learn'd that woman head,
To be to more than one a bed)
And he that digs it, spies
A bracelet of bright hair about the bone,
Will he not let'us alone,
And think that there a loving couple lies,
Who thought that this device might be some way
To make their souls, at the last busy day,
Meet at this grave, and make a little stay?

If this fall in a time, or land,
Where mis-devotion doth command,
Then he, that digs us up, will bring
Us to the bishop, and the king,
To make us relics; then
Thou shalt be a Mary Magdalen, and I
A something else thereby;
All women shall adore us, and some men;
And since at such time miracles are sought,
I would have that age by this paper taught
What miracles we harmless lovers wrought.

First, we lov'd well and faithfully,
Yet knew not what we lov'd, nor why;
Difference of sex no more we knew
Than our guardian angels do;
Coming and going, we
Perchance might kiss, but not between those meals;
Our hands ne'er touch'd the seals
Which nature, injur'd by late law, sets free;
These miracles we did, but now alas,
All measure, and all language, I should pass,
Should I tell what a miracle she was.





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