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Rewriting the ancient history of Stonehenge

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Rewriting the ancient history of Stonehenge

Post by Rowan » Wed February 16th, 2011, 5:17 pm

Another theory on how the monoliths were moved from Wales to the Salisbury Plain...
Island-based designer and engineer Garry Lavin has set out to revolutionise ideas on how the ancient monument of Stonehenge was built.

The current accepted theory is that each three-quarter tonne stone was rolled for more than 200 miles on logs, but Mr Lavin disagrees.

He thinks the historic monument could have been built using wicker basket constructions to roll the boulders all the way from Wales.

"I constructed a 0.5-metre diameter structure in hazel and willow into which I placed a sharply rectangular 40kg stone from a collapsed dry stone wall," he said.
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Post by wendy » Thu February 17th, 2011, 1:04 pm

Interesting insight into the possible engineering but Lavin's theory still doesn't explain WHY Stonehenge was built in the first place! I've read so many theories over the years . . .
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