Scientists explained the origin of the stones of Stonehenge

Scientists explained the origin of the stones of Stonehenge

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A group of British scientists from the Museum Wales and Leicester University explained the origin of the stones of Stonehenge.

The results of their study published in the journal Antiquity, writes with reference to .

Experts re-examined the work of the geologist Herbert Thomas, the first who put forward the hypothesis that the stones were brought from Preseli mountains. According to his theory, they were transported by boat along the coast.

Scientists have revised that theory after analyzing the samples collected in 1906, before Thomas began his studies and came to the conclusion that the first stones were lowered to the river Monnow on animals, and then was transported across the river Severn or pulled down to the Avon.

Stonehenge — mysterious stone structure in Wiltshire, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. For its construction, which began around the year 2600 BC, was used boulders and Sandstone brought from a distance the blue stones of diabase, a pretty solid volcanic rock.


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