New discovery near Stonehenge!

@TheHorse (139131)
Walnut Creek, California
June 22, 2020 1:28pm CST
I admit to being fascinated by Stonehenge and other ancient structures (like the faces on Easter Island) that befuddle scientists, historians and anthropologists. I read on my news feed that they've discovered a large circle of pits or shafts a few km away from Stonehenge. Had you heard about this? I believe I read that there may have been wood structures there as well. I'll be keeping my eyes and ears open for more information about this new discovery. For the record, I think they said that the newly discovered shafts are about 4500 years old. Are you interested in this kind of stuff?
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@MALUSE (67251)
• Germany
22 Jun 20
I've been to Stonehenge which means that I'm interested.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
What things entered your mind while you were there? I would like to visit.
@MALUSE (67251)
• Germany
22 Jun 20
@TheHorse I think that all visitors think the same, namely, "How did the people who erected the structure transport the enormous pieces of rock? And how did they get the horizontal stones onto the top of the 'columns'?"
@marguicha (178471)
• Chile
22 Jun 20
Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) belongs to my country so I have always wondered about the heads there. They are beautiful!
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
I find them beautiful as well. Isn't there a theory that some of them mark water sources? Have you seen them live?
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@marguicha (178471)
• Chile
22 Jun 20
@TheHorse No. It is very expensive to go from the continent to Isla de Pascua even thogh my best friend Dixie has friends there and I could find lodgings.
@wolfgirl569 (48811)
• Marion, Ohio
22 Jun 20
It can be interesting. You have to wonder how they did much of that.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
Maybe illegal aliens helped them.
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@CarolDM (157206)
• United States
22 Jun 20
I too find is very interesting. I read a story recently saying the same. Would love to visit there one day.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
I would really like to visit too.
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@Torunn (8366)
• Norway
23 Jun 20
Yes, just read some articles about. Will probably read more when I know more. I've been there once, at Stonehenge. With my internet friends. We went to some other stone circle first, but didn't sacrifice anything to the ancestors, so when we came to Stonehenge we got drenched. It rained for about 15 minutes, but it was like getting a bucket of water thrown at you. The next day (we stayed a night) all my friends still had wet shoes, but I had brought two pairs. I felt very prepared.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
Where are some of the other stone circles? Do they also line up with solstice and such like? I'd like to read about them! Sounds like it was a "fad" a few thousand years before Christ.
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@Torunn (8366)
• Norway
26 Jun 20
@TheHorse There's one quite close to Stonehenge, at Avebury. You can walk around in that one, which is pretty cool. I've also seen the Ring of Brodgar on Orkney. There's some huge sonte monuments in France I'd quite like to see, but I'll have to wait til after the Virus is gone I think.
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@Torunn (8366)
• Norway
26 Jun 20
@TheHorse Standing stones France, or stones Carnac should get you started. Or meghalithic sites France/Normandy/Brittany. There's a lot of them, huge stones all over the place.
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@louievill (28740)
• Philippines
22 Jun 20
These kinds of stuffs interests me since I was a child, I also believe in great civilizations before ours that might had been destroyed by something.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
I've wondered about the latter as well.
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@louievill (28740)
• Philippines
22 Jun 20
@TheHorse records from a lot of early civilizations talked about a great flood not just in the bible, makes me wonder what the people and the civilization were before the great flood. I think the same thing would happen to us if we destroy our planet with nuclear bombs and we return to being cavemen with only very few records of of these present civilization surviving.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
@louievill It could happen. Have you seen the movie, Dr. Strangelove? It's an hilarious cold war satire from the 1960s. Kubrick directed it and Peter Sellers plays three roles in the movie. A classic.
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@Adie04 (11318)
23 Jun 20
I wish I have chance to travel to this place in the future.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
Is it a possibility? When I retire, I want to travel. Stonehenge could be one of my destinations.
@Adie04 (11318)
24 Jun 20
@TheHorse not always have a chance to visit one of the good places in this world.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Jun 20
@Adie04 I hope you have a chance to visit Stonehenge.
@JudyEv (254986)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Jun 20
I just read about this too. It's amazing what they can discovery. And they found all this without any excavations. That's pretty cool too.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
Yes, some sort of modern technology. We'll probably read about that too. Were the "shafts" filled in over time?
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@JudyEv (254986)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Jun 20
@TheHorse I don't know. I probably saw the same article that you did. We visited Newgrange in Ireland. During the winter solstice, the sun shines down the 19 metre passage and illuminates the chamber at the end. They must have known a lot about the seasons, etc to construct this so precisely.
@divalounger (4972)
• United States
22 Jun 20
I saw the headline but haven't made time to read the article yet--but I love this kind of stuff--you have to wonder what the shafts were for???
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
I suppose several competing hypotheses will be generated. I'll be watching. I love "stuff" like this.
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• United States
22 Jun 20
@TheHorse Keep us apprised
@Debscrochet (1967)
• United States
22 Jun 20
I didn't hear about that. Pretty cool.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
I wonder what more they'll learn about the "shafts."
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@sallypup (48870)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Jun 20
Stonehenge is a spiritual place to me so for sure I am interested in what happens there.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Jun 20
It might be for me too. I'd have to see.
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@erictsuma (9062)
• Mombasa, Kenya
22 Jun 20
Yes I like them very much. Here at my country I like visiting to the historic area like Fort Jesus.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
Tell me more about Fort Jesus!
@arunima25 (66420)
• Bangalore, India
22 Jun 20
I am not aware of this. But yes I find these kind of findings fascinating and want to know more about them.
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
I did a little more reading on Stonehenge this morning. Apparently it was build over generations. The quarry the rocks come from is something like 200 miles away. Scientists still don't know how they got the multi-ton rocks there.
@LindaOHio (76155)
• United States
22 Jun 20
I hadn't heard about this. Yes, I'm interested in that kind of "stuff". :-)
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@TheHorse (139131)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Jun 20
Heh. I'll be reading more about it, I'm sure.
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@Jessicalynnt (50611)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jun 20
I am, I found all of this fascinating.