2/19/2019 0 Comments
Stonehenge is one of the most famous and most mysterious buildings ever on earth, for many obvious reasons. This structure is located in England, but the rocks come from West Wales, 230 miles from Salisbury - the site of Stonehenge.
A recent study revealed new evidence of how stone slabs were transferred from Wales to Salisbury. According to him, they came by road, not by water, as was previously believed.
"What is really interesting about these discoveries is that they take us a step closer to discovering the greatest mystery surrounding Stonehenge - why do his stone tablets come from so far? All other megalithic structures in Europe are constructed from materials located not more than 15 kilometers apart, "said researcher Mike Parker Pearson.
The stone slabs were very easy to remove since they were already vertically placed. Using wooden wedges, workers separated the stone slabs before putting them on balloons or wooden trailers to which they were taken to modern-day England. Unlike stones in Egyptian megalithic structures, those in Stonehenge were much easier to process and transport, the study said.
Although geologists have long known that the smaller stone tablets in Stonehenge originate from today's Wales, the new research has uncovered their exact location: the hills moved to Pembrokeshire, West Wales.
And as for the period when they were transferred to England, the research says that it happened about 3,000 BC. Stonehenge was built sometime between 2,900 and 1,650 BC, and today thousands of tourists every year they visit this piece of history.