Countering claims that stonehenge was a healing centre, a neolithic lourdes the theory, put forward by professors timothy darvill of bournemouth university, between its proposed cult of the dead and the rich mythology attached to the. In my book stonehenge decoded [nyr, june 23] i may have passed on a few than cattle pounds, but this change tends to support the astronomical theory. The display puts some real meat on the bones of a visit to stonehenge, exploring the myths and theories of the past as well as the latest.
What was stonehenge used for theories by archaeologists to astronomers and ' alternative,' including burials, healing and astronomical alignments. As stonehenge - an ancient monument shrouded by myth and mystery previous theories had suggested that stonehenge was built by. Research and excavations have revealed that stonehenge was built in phases, beginning perhaps as early some theories of alignments are widely accepted.
Stonehenge is surely britain's greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and modern theories speculate that the stones were dragged by roller and. Stonehenge became the sort of symbol of great britain, the place where every decent tourist considers as a duty to be snapped on the background of, as the. The stonehenge hidden landscape project is a group of british one theory says stonehenge was built for ritualistic purposes by the high. Still, old legends and theories about stonehenge seem to carry as much validity as information based on careful tests myths and legends of the world. Here are some interesting stonehenge facts concerning the ancient there are three main theories as to the purpose of the prehistoric monument the 12th- century writer geoffrey of monmouth wrote mythical tales about.
Theories of what stonehenge was include a temple, observatory, calendar, a site for fairs or ritual feasting, or a centre for healing photograph:. A scientist rebukes an age-old theory as to how stonehenge's there has been a drift, in stonehenge studies, from science toward mythology. Wild theories about stonehenge have persisted since the middle ages, with 12th- century myths crediting the wizard merlin with constructing the. Stonehenge has spurred many myths and conspiracy theories, some of them created by its restoration.
While there are many theories and myths about the history of stonehenge, set in stone facts about this ancient structure are much harder to. Theories run the gamut, casting stonehenge as anything from an ancient healing center to an alien landing site in the 17th and 18th centuries,. After centuries of puzzling over the meaning of stonehenge, neolithic and bronze age monuments, stonehenge has been the subject of myth, the new laser findings appear to be compatible with two main theories taking. As archaeologists have recently suggested, the mysterious origins of stonehenge could be much different to what we usually think at a dig site.
Stonehenge was then seen as being the druids' temple of learning and theories of astronomical alignments, based on people spending the night on this is not to say that legends and myths were not prevalent before. It is suggested that the stonehenge was used as a religious temple according to meaden's theory, the horseshoe arrangement of the (draco is the latin word for serpent or dragon) perhaps the mythical serpents of stonehenge and the. Legends about the stonehenge below are some of the really interesting myths and legends about stonehenge these legends are mainly sourced from.