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Stonehenge is Welsh!

Post by Agartha on Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:31 am

Stonehenge could have been first built in what is now Wales where it remained for 500 years until it was “dismantled and dragged off” to Wiltshire, archaeologists have suggested.

The claim followed the “fantastic” discovery of holes cut into rocky outcrops near the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire that match the stones of the famous monument but which were cut centuries before it was built, The Guardian reported.

The holes have been dated to between 3,400 and 3,200 BC but Stonehenge was not created in Wiltshire until 2,900 BC.

Professor Mike Parker Pearson, of University College London, said: “It could have taken nearly 500 years to get them to Stonehenge, but that’s pretty improbable in my view.

“It’s more likely that the stones were first used in a local monument, somewhere near the quarries, that was then dismantled and dragged off to Wiltshire.”

He suggested that the “first Stonehenge” was in Wales and “what we’re seeing at Stonehenge [in Wiltshire] is a second-hand monument”.

“Normally we don’t get to make that many fantastic discoveries. But this is one,” he said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/stonehenge-was-built-in-wales-and-dragged-off-to-wiltshire-500-years-later-study-suggests-a6762916.html

I generally love Welsh people (adooooore their accent!) but now I like them even more. One of my favourite places on Earth is now Welsh!!!

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Post by Kaere on Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:22 am

Wow! That's impressive Very Happy
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Post by Rogue on Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:07 am


That would have been a big job moving them stones!!

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Re: Stonehenge is Welsh!

Post by Agartha on Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:57 am

I know guys!

It probably took them a couple of hundred years to move them..... I think the ancients were a lot more patient than us.
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Re: Stonehenge is Welsh!

Post by Rockhopper on Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:14 pm

Ya sure 'tweren't them aliens? They swooped down with their tractor beams and spirited the stones across the landscape. Ran out of fuel in Wiltshire and dropped the stones at Stonehenge! Re-fuelled on Phlogiston and zipped off back to their own space rock!

Frivolity aside, our ancestors were an enterprising bunch!

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Post by Agartha on Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:22 am

@Rockhopper wrote:....our ancestors were an enterprising bunch!

They were bored...... didn't have televisions!
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Post by Stirky on Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:34 am

@Agartha wrote:

I generally love Welsh people (adooooore their accent!) but now I like them even more. One of my favourite places on Earth is now Welsh!!!

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Re: Stonehenge is Welsh!

Post by Agartha on Tue Dec 08, 2015 10:45 am

!! hahahaha
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Post by Stirky on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:30 am

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Re: Stonehenge is Welsh!

Post by Lenzabi on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:15 pm

So, now the Welsh can rub Stonehenge in folks' face? Interesting!

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