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Old 04-01-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Here is the actual explanation of how Stonehenge came to be - before the BC / AD changeover.

All true.



Eddie Izzard - Stonehenge - YouTube



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Old 04-02-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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Was Stonehenge Built by Sliding the Stones on Ice?

Maybe this discovery from Chinese history explains how ancient northern civilizations managed what seems to be impossible tasks.

There’s nothing like ice lubrication for sliding large things into the Forbidden City.

By Seriously Science | April 2



Sometimes I’m just amazed at how ancient civilizations got stuff done without today’s computers and machine power. And there are a number of feats from more modern civilizations that we still don’t understand. This detailed analysis describes one such situation, and deduces that the engineers of the Ming dynasty (~1500 AD) built water-lubricated ice paths on which to slide huge stones (up to 100 tons) for 40 miles. Pretty awesome!

Ice lubrication for moving heavy stones to the Forbidden City in 15th- and 16th-century China.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:15 PM
 
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What if humans were transplanted? Then the creators of Stonehenge could be the indigenous people and humans the aliens.
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:02 AM
 
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What if humans were transplanted? Then the creators of Stonehenge could be the indigenous people and humans the aliens.
This is the Science and Technology forum, not the Unbelievable Fantasies forum...
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:04 AM
 
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Newser reports that new studies indicate it might have been impossible for Stone Age Britains to move stones to the current site – without special scientific help.

Read for yourself – first story @ Source of Stonehenge's Rocks Pinpointed - And it raises questions about how the bluestones got to Stonehenge with link to Did humans transport Stonehenge rocks further than previously thought?

Did aliens build Stonehenge? NO!

Did aliens build the pyramids of Egypt? NO!

Human beings are far more ingenious than you give them credit for.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:24 PM
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Newser reports that new studies indicate it might have been impossible for Stone Age Britains to move stones to the current site – without special scientific help.
Maybe Stonehenge fell from the sky in it's current formation randomly. I'll suggest this to the National Geographic channel, they are desperate to find a new take on this every other week.
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