The new riddle of Stonehenge: Two large stones from the complex was standing there when this place came the first people
With British stone Stonehenge complex is associated with many mysteries. It is not clear by whom it was built and why. The timing of installation is also exact. One of the latest versions of Stonehenge already existed in the third Millennium BC.
And here is a new riddle, leading British expert on Stonehenge says that two stones of the complex stood on the site before the arrival of the first men. For millions of years before them.
One of these stones so-called «Heel Stone» the Heel stone, standing tall stone, located at a distance from the main circle of stones of Stonehenge. At the Summer Solstice the Sun is in straight line neatly past the Heel stone.
Another stone is a stone called «16 stone» (Stone 16), It is much closer to the centre but also stands apart from other stones.
In an interview with The Times , a British archaeologist, journalist and photographer Mike Pitts talked about how he came to such a radical hypothesis. First, standing at a distance of 75 metres from the centre of Stonehenge the Heel stone looks like the only stone that was not cut people from the stone. Its shape is quite natural.
«It used to be that all the stones of the complex of Stonehenge were carved from the rock in the quarry of the Marlborough downs, over 20 miles away. But then came a doubt and most likely the Heel stone could be here in the «big hole» from the very beginning. Judging by his unsightly form, it is hardly dragged, otherwise they would give this stone a more «slim» as the other stones.»
The «big pit» Pitts calls covered a hole in the ground, with a diameter of 6 meters, which he discovered during research in the 1970-ies near the Heel stone. Pitts is sure, that the Heel stone originally stood in the pit and were covered with snow, and then the people dug him up and just moved to follow the sun in the Summer Solstice.
Just as it was with the «16 stone». He as well as the Heel stone is very large carcinom (very hard Sandstone), as brought from the Marlborough downs Arseny much less weight. It is only slightly trimmed at the top. According to Pitts and the Heel stone and 16 stone standing on this spot for a long time, brought here by the glacier.
«By the end of this glacial period on Salisbury plain for millions of years before people here were already two large stones close to each other. They were almost on the axis of the solar beam at the Summer solstice, later they only slightly moved».
It is probable that the sight of these stones and inspired came here about 5 thousand years ago, the first people to build a ring of Stonehenge, says Pitts.