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Originally posted by Yarcofin
I don't see how the pictures letthereaderunderstand posted helps the argument at all. The pyramids in the picture don't even line up with the rock formations in the picture! I can superimpose pictures of pyramids and geometry over regular pictures too...
I'm going to have to stick with Occam's Razor on this one. There are lots of good explanations for regular uses for stonehenge... religious, astronomical.... there is no need to start jumping to pyramid/alien UFO references without any evidence. Yes I said it, those photos with pyramids superimposed are NOT evidence of anything because they don't even line up.
Originally posted by monkeybus
reply to post by letthereaderunderstand
Your cryptic ways, cetainly remind me of emenant-kaos
also the post above this could indeed be correct, didn't think of that, The Stonemasons, may have been an early type of freemasons, and where highly skilled but very secretive in thier methods.
[edit on 11-9-2008 by monkeybus]
Regardless of whether or not Stonehenge is of religious or cultural importance, I feel quite strongly that people would have paid to see the events there, and this is the most likely explanation in my humble opinion.
Pretty common with henges and other religious sites, these are liminal boundaries, basically to separate the outside 'unpure' with the inner religious purity. I would dispute the class element per se.
Perhaps if there was a fence, its purpose was to prevent the ordinary person seeing the incredible techniques used to raise the stones. I think it's likely that its builders were a secret society of sorts - probably the elite survivors and sages of the deluge at the end of the ice age.
also the post above this could indeed be correct, didn't think of that, The Stonemasons, may have been an early type of freemasons, and where highly skilled but very secretive in their methods.
My take on Stonehenge has barely changed with the theories. I stick with the one theory that is was a gathering place on the longest and shortest days of the year, the Solstices. Science has shown that in the days of the henge's glory, it would have aligned perfectly with the rise of the Solstice Sun. Even the lines on the ground point to that specific place.
Rockpuck.. Why were there 'religous and scientific' purposes across England and Ireland? Were they the same, as in, did they both pay attention to the night sky and constellations/star configurations? Or were different explanations existant for each? I ask only because 'religous and scientific' imply different things...
Originally posted by grover
reply to post by Gwendoline
The thing is that there are illustrations of stonehenge very much like it stands today dating at least back to the 1500's and they reinforced the remaining standing stones because of (1) the undermining of them by a local rabbit colony and (2) because of the vibrations of the way too nearby roads. So it really is not a modern reconstruct.