AMAZING STONEHENGE TYPE MEGALITHS
Hello everyone! Yet another week has passed already. How time flies. I have had a good week, I am getting ready to take a trip to the state of Alabama to go to my oldest son’s graduation. He has obtained his Doctorate degree in Education. I’m so proud of him, he has really worked his way through school and did very well. Congratulations to him and congratulations to all of you out there who either are graduating or are celebrating a graduation of friend or family.
Speaking of how time flies, we are going to continue our
study on the ancient stonehenge type constructions found around the world.
Northeast of Glendora, in the beautiful country of Ireland there is a circle of stones called the Drombeg Stones. It is set on a natural rock terrace of a low hill, about 27 feet in diameter with 17 standing stones. There are two “portal” stones, the tallest 6.10 feet high. Bronze Age pottery and human remains suggest the monument was used from as early as 1100 BC (secular time
scale). During the winter solstice the suns rays fall on a flat alter stone that faces the entrance to the circle. No one really knows who formed these megaliths or if the altar was used for human or animal sacrifices.
The Callanish Stones are found in Scotland, another beautiful country. These stones are thought to be constructed in the Neolithic era and used throughout the Bronze Age. “The Callanish standing stones are among the most beautiful megalithic formations in the world. From the side, they may seem like a jumble of rocks, but they were actually laid out
carefully, with a stone in the center, a circle around it, and rows of rocks radiating outward. Academics theorize that the stones were a site of lunar observation, though local whispers say the rocks were once giants.”1
Another site in Scotland is the Kilmartin Glen Stones. It has three different sets of standing stones in the area:
• “The standing stones of Ballymeanoch is a complex of neolithic (stone age) structures. These stones date back
over 4,000 (secular time scale) years and the tallest stone measures 4 meters in height. The stones are structured in a circle with two rows of 4 and 2 stones.
• “Temple Wood is an ancient site that is made up of two circles – a northernly and a southernly one. The southern circle contains 13 stones and it is believed that in the past there may have been 22 stones. It is thought that the south circle was built first around 3000 BC (secular time scale). The northern circle is smaller and is made up of stones that are rounder than those in the southern circle.
- “The Nether Largie Standing Stones are south east of the Temple Wood Stone Circle. The site is made up of four tall standing stones with a single stone in the middle. It is believed that the Nether Largie Standing Sones acted together as a lunar observatory but no one truly knows for sure. The site is made up of four tall standing stones with a single stone in the middle.
“The Ring of Brodgar in Orkney, Scotland was built around 2500 -2000 BC (secular time scale) and so is even older than Callanish. It is the third largest stone circle and also is thought to be an astronomical observation of the solstice. According to legend it is said to be a religious shrine and a place of ancient ritual.”2
Interesting how these stones megaliths are spread throughout many regions, almost like there had once been a central place where they spread out from. Hmmm, sound like mankind’s dispersal after the language split at the Tower of Babel?
Until next time, God bless and take care!
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