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This introduction shows the mathematics and engineering behind the storyline of The Broken Stone and the secret of the Heavens’ Henge at Stonehenge. The images in the following text were produced using a 3-D computer model which was found to replicate the stones at Stonehenge as they may have been when first constructed.
Stonehenge’s plan layout is shown to be the same as an idealized geocentric description of the Universe. Its inner stone monument is demonstrated to be capable of producing a spectacular public display of solar movement. The arrangement of this system is shown to be based on a simple method of tracking celestial objects.
The contention of this paper is that Stonehenge was both a depository of knowledge about the Universe and a place of learning designed for popular interest.
Stonehenge is one of the most enigmatic monuments in the world: A perfectly level ring of circular lintels set on massive upright stones, it has faces which were laboriously worked using stone tools. The worked faces look to the centre of the monument rather than outward. Inside the ring is a set of taller stones, also with worked faces and lintels, which is arranged as a horseshoe. Outside the monument, strategically placed stones are contained within a circular bank and outside that bank, a great Avenue extends to the river.
The monument was built at the dawning of a new age. In Egypt, the Pharaohs would soon start to build pyramids and in Britain, metals technology had just been introduced. A few hundred years later, tin and copper would be mixed to form bronze. With the discovery of alloys, the British Bronze Age would start and the Stone Age would become a thing of the past.
Every feature of Stonehenge is shown to be explainable using a very old and little known way of scientific thinking combined with engineering principles. This introduction describes how the search for knowledge could have resulted in an early fundamental view of the Universe and the subsequent creation of Stonehenge itself.
It has recently been discovered that metals were in use at the time Stonehenge was built. Metal has unique properties which, in addition to making good weapons, can be used in inventions. One such invention, a hinged mechanism which concentrates light, fits precisely into Stonehenge’s structure. This light-concentrating system could be used to demonstrate how the Sun seems to move if the Earth is believed to be fixed at the centre of the Universe. The design requirements of this arrangement are identical to Stonehenge’s enigmatic features.
Read more, with diagrams in the PDF document:
Stonehenge - an introduction to the concept of the Heavens’ Hinge
***This post originally ran on The Megalithic Portal and appears here with permission.***