Over the years, lots of explanations have been proposed as the origin of Stonehenge, including lost technologies, outright magic, and — of course — aliens. What do we actually know about this prehistoric mystery?
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So we don't know how they moved the stones, only that they did (but it wasn't magic).... Well Alister Crowley (apparently a top authority on the matter) said that "magic" is defined as "the art and science of causing change in accordance with the will". Now I'm assuming it must have taken an absolutely incredible mastery of will to move those stones without modern technology!! So perhaps maybe we can guess it was done by "magic" (atleast according to the Alister Crowley definition anyway)...
_a new theory says that, while the ancient builders didn't have wheels, they may well have had balls._
So is that theory no longer in vogue?
the way this guy talks it is as if the Stonehenge is a greater marvel than the pyramids where 75t granite rocks were lifted hundreds of meters into the sky, also his theories on how it was built are beyond sketchy without any evidence. If they could move these rocks with ramps and pulleys, then why hasn't anyone bothered to replicate it? Dislike from me for the poor scientific research on the matter.
Also to suggest there were lots of people involved in moving these rocks means the society was sufficiently organised to do so. I'm not going to help move a rock if I don't have any reason to do so, and which one is it, ramps and pulleys or lots of people?
Your mistake is thinking that Merlin wasn’t born until after Camelot was a kingdom. He’s an immortal Demi god, he doesn’t care if you believe he built or not cause he’s cool like that. I was hoping you would talk about the druids and how the site has long been a Celtic and Norse religion holy site. You kind of disregarded the fact that one of the main reasons people have come to Stonehenge for thousands of years is that it is a religious holy site.
In my opinion, I think the reason stonehenge was built was because of religion. I think the people made it to show their devotion to their God(s). Maybe production eventually ceased because the people eventually died out before it could be totally finished. Again, just a theory but it's the one that makes sense to me
Wonder what you people would think if u saw ancient Hindu temples which are not only gigantic, but also filled with intricate carvings and complex, precise mathematical methods in its design. Hauling megaton rocks is relatively quite easy and requires no aliens or God.
Actually... if we're assuming real wizards existed, we may have to assume the legends about them are also true. It should be noted that some wizards were known to age very slowly or not at all, and since there's no clear evidence to suggest when Merlin was born, he could've been thousands of years old when he met the young Arthur, and could've built Stonehenge some time in the past. Just saying. It's too early to rule out wizards at this point simply relying on carbon dating.
SciShow/Hank Green : I believe the stones at the Stonehenge are all artificial ones, made of cement. To find out, you only need to find one of the stones there whose crust has partially crumbled to reveal the stone's interior. The interior is of a different color from its crust, the surface and corners of the interior are very smooth as compared with the crust. It looks like a bronze, or iron or wood box. All these lead to the fact that all the stones are artificial. They were built right where they stand, never quarried from faraway, never transported for long distances, never cut to size. No aliens were involved.
This reminds me of the Easter Island story - that the islanders told people the statues 'walked' to their destination, which was written off, but later they realised it only took about a dozen people with ropes to rock the statues back and forth and literally walk them at a pretty impressive pace. We constantly underestimate human strength and ingenuity.
Even today, when they need to move a REALLY heavy load via highway, they can only go a few miles/kilometers per hour, and sometimes need special equipment as well. These people could do as well, or nearly so, with logs and sweat...
Choco Tetra wrong by thousands of years. Stonehenge would’ve been built by the pre-indoeuropeans, the indoeuropeans being the ancestors to the majority of current day European and North Indian ethnicities.
We shouldn't be surprised if huge resources went into moving stones to stonehenge. Medieval cathedrals took lifetimes to build at a cost vastly higher than any building today. Believing that you're honouring/appeasing a god/gods is a hell of an incentive.
Moving some rocks from one end of Wiltshire to the other is a small price to pay for avoiding a failed harvest.
I believe it was simply a Winter rendezvous site for a variety of tribes in the area. You needed to know where to go, when, and the site was under an umbrella of peace. You came to barter your excess for someone else’s.....I have flint and some dear skins that I would exchange for your daughter....
You cannot assume a frames and pulleys when there have never been any pieces of those found near these earthworks, nor anywhere else in humanity of that time. These may be simple machines, but the pulley is only around 3000 years old. You can not just assume aliens, however you are just as incorrect when making assumptions that they used technology which did not exist at the times.
you don't use wooden ramps and pulleys once the vertical stones are in place earth is filled so that the top stones could be dragged into place. Then the dirt is removed. Also please actually research the pronunciation of place names I live in Wiltshire and you butchered every name on the list.
How stupid are scientists lmao 😂
The ancient people obviously built a nether portal system, that’s why you can’t find the route they took - you’re looking in the overworld.
(Hopefully people know I’m making a Minecraft joke)
So in the experiment where they pulled a megalith on logs it was stated that the rock was about 1 ton. Didn't you say that some of the Stonehenge rocks were 22 tons? It seems like regardless of how many people you have pulling it 22 tons might be too much compressive force to roll over trees. They also didn't have roads so...
Misinformation alert!!! Nobody thinks they used a frames to erect the stones anymore. They used dirt ramps and holes. They pushed the stones up the ramps and let them fall into the holes. That way the tops were at ground level, making placing the top piece easy. They then removed the dirt, making it LOOK like they raised giant stones. But they didn't, because wood isn't strong enough...
if u look at stonehenge from a distance u can see in the ground shapes of the moon and planets
but the pathway built by modern man cuts thru most of shapes left in ground its impossible to see the meaning of stonehenge thanks to idots
Okay after a little research and reading a bit about the wooden posts made prior to the stonehenge I can only conclude this was an ancient burial site that advanced later on to a stone version with the resource of Stone taken from wales probably carried via rivers as suggested in the video and the slots carved using deer antlers (not bronze tools) using similar construction techniques as the Easter Island statues to pull the stones in place, this is considered a Dolmen site and very similar to the Megalithic tombs in Ireland the burial pits found there consist of human and pig remains which suggest not only a combination of ancient burial but that of human/pig sacrifice practiced by that of lesser known Pagan religions: Irish/Welsh maybe?
This took far too much research to come to this conclusion - the Pig sacrifices I believe may have been in remembrance of the dead rather than of ritual practice as it would be disrespectful to practice paganism on top of an ancient burial site. I mean there are several Megalithic tombs scattered around why would you pick this place in particular to practice your religion - there's no rhyme or reason for it.
I forget where I saw it, but I’ve also seen a video talking about the theory that the position of the stones is based on astrology like where the sun rises during the winter solstice and they used it as some sort of calendar or something. I’d be really interested to learn more about whether or not there is other evidence to back up that theory.
Human Ingenuity = Brute Force
"Hey Kingsly, we gotta move these huge rocks, any ideas?"
"Our greatest plan, it built the pyramids, it created the stonehenge, and it will create this too.... get as many people as possible and carry it."
"You're a genius, sire!"
Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla, the saddest song in the world!
Adios Nonino by Piazzolla could also be but the first part is more "scary" than "sad"
In the 1900s restorations / repairs were made to Stonehenge. So those actions must be considered when analyzing the structure.
Based on this video, I think its construction went something like this:
We build big pretty rock circle. First, we dig big circle ditch around rock circle place.
*lots of digging*
Okay, now we done that. Let us go get big rocks now.
500 years later:
Okay, now we back with rocks. Now we put them up and make very pretty.
1000 years later:
Yay! Now we done with big pretty rock circle!
Why we build it again? We not sure, but must be very important!
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