Stone Henge

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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    and why do we still care?
     
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  5. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    it was built to entice aliens to visit us.
     
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  7. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    yea i can see why aliens came to see some rocks.
     
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    important rocks, arranged in a circle.
     
  9. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    oh that makes all the difference i would be impresed if they made it the shape of bill gates face but i dout aliens would stil care!
     
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    no, a circle, thats the trick.
     
  11. ashpwner Registered Senior Member

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    or maybea square, that's why it's unsecsesful you see?
     
  12. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    If you can answer those questions, some really major university like Oxford or the Sarbonne will probably give you a PhD on the spot. This is one of the world's great mysteries. But they are making progress on it. For one thing, IIRC they just found evidence of a similar but smaller artifact having existed not too far away from it.
     
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    It is nice that there is one adult here

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  14. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    fishtail, either you can't do math or you are a child.

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  15. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    What about the astronomical hypothesis? Is that still standing?
     
  16. fishtail Registered Senior Member

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    Why would a (tribe) want to expend so much energy on building such a structure to study alignments, when a wooden would do the same job
    and last a life time.
     
  17. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I've always been curious about the giant white horses myself.
     
  18. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    Yes, as far as I am aware the cosmological stuff still stands. There have been some interesting suggestions as well over the years. For example, one guy suggested that the central trilithons may have been covered over with a wooden roof, making an artificial cave similar to the real caves that have been demonstrated to have definite alignments down the passage to the central room. See for example Maes Howe on Orkney.
     
  19. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Isn't Maes Howe a luner one?
     
  20. PreverseBeing Registered Member

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    No, Maes Howe is not lunar, it's in Scotland.

    I have once heard somewhere else that the stones are actually used to keep time. People would relate the position of the sun to the stones.

    Another thing I heard is that its used as a temple for something...
     
  21. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    Maes Howe, IIRC correctly and I can't be bothered finding the book that mentions it, is more to do with the summer solstice and Venus, not the moon. Google suggests it is the Ring of Brogar that is lunar related.
     
  22. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    thanks Guthrie!

    Have they figured out the reasons for the horses yet?
     
  23. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    No. It would be great to know, and maybe if they ever excavate one they will find some interesting stuff buried, but I'm not holding out much hope.
     
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