Mystery of the construction of Stonehenge

Mystery of the construction of Stonehenge

A group of British scientists from the Museum Wales and Leicester University explained the origin of the stones of Stonehenge. The study was published in the journal Antiquity.

The experts decided to re-examine the work of the geologist Herbert Thomas (Thomas Herbert), who first put forward the hypothesis that the stones were brought from Preseli mountains. According to his theory, they were delivered to the boat on the water along the coast.

After analyzing the samples collected in 1906 (before the research of Thomas), scholars have revised this theory. According to them, the stones are first lowered to the river Monnow on animals, and then transported via the river Severn or pulled down to the Avon.

Stonehenge, located in the British County of Wiltshire, was built around four thousand years ago. The most severe of its stones weigh 30-40 tons. As shown by the studies of archaeologists, the basic design of Stonehenge was moved from Wales to Wiltshire. The final purpose of the complex is still unknown.