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prior to the time of observing, my initial speculation focused on a dome shape intersecting the stone circle akin to a hubbuck or observatory.
A mound would have looked exactly like entering the womb. With the belief it was so, so it would be.
Stone henge could be the skeletal remains of a giant earth mound/womb temple...
As to why these temples became deactivated, and the knowledge lost is another story.It might not have been lost just hidden from the most of us.
the "Theodosian decrees," which established a practical ban on paganism; visits to the temples were forbidden, remaining Pagan holidays abolished, the sacred fire in the Temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum extinguished, the Vestal Virgins disbanded, auspices and witchcrafting punished.
He authorized or participated in the destruction of many temples, holy sites, images and objects of piety throughout the empire.
He also issued decrees that effectively made orthodox Nicene Christianity the official state church of the Roman Empire. He neither prevented nor punished the destruction of prominent Hellenistic temples of classical antiquity, including the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, the Serapeum in Alexandria.
He dissolved the order of the Vestal Virgins in Rome. In 393, he banned the pagan rituals of the Olympics in Ancient Greece. It was not until the end of the 19th century, in 1896, that Olympics were held again.
Valentinian II quickly followed this law with a second one, which declared that Pagan temples were to be closed, a law that was viewed as practically outlawing Paganism.
The temples that were thus closed could be declared "abandoned", as Bishop Theophilus of Alexandria immediately noted in applying for permission to demolish a site and cover it with a Christian church.
originally posted by: EzeqeelNOCH
a reply to: anonentity
Viable information you speak!
The hidden portal to our lost ancient past is now awakened and soon,
the truth to the unknown archaic monuments will be answered.
Humanities true history once and for all will be restored.
Be well all.