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Who built the Durrington Walls and Why?

Yet another megalithic monument site has been found recently, this time in England not far from the ever-controversial Stonehenge site.

Who built the monument and why it was built remains a mystery. How it was built is an even greater mystery. Of course, Ancient Aliens theory rears its pointy, elongated head…

Artist's rendering of the Durrington walls. (Photo Credit: LBI)

Artist’s rendering of the Durrington walls. (Photo Credit: LBI)

21st Century Wire has the details:

Just one mile from the world-famous Stonehenge site, archaeologists have discovered a new, larger monument they are calling The Durrington Walls.

The monument was constructed around 4,500 years ago and scientists believe it was used for religious ceremonies or solstice rituals.

Around 90, 15ft long stones have been located with ground-penetrating radar and are arranged in a mile wide pattern; making it the largest such site in the UK.

Professor Vince Gaffney of the University of Bradford said “We don’t think there’s anything quite like this anywhere else in the world. 

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Discovering The Secrets Of Stonehenge


Photo: University of Exeter

The construction of megalithic structures, such as the pyramids and Stonehenge, have long since been a mystery to modern civilization. An archaeology student at the University of Exeter thinks he has found a key component in the movement of the rocks of Stonehenge. Science Daily reports:

A revolutionary new idea on the movement of big monument stones like those at Stonehenge has been put forward by an archaeology student at the University of Exeter.

Whilst an undergraduate, Andrew Young saw a correlation between standing stone circles in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and a concentration of carved stone balls, which may have been used to help transport the big stones by functioning like ball bearings.

Young discovered that many of the late Neolithic stone balls had a diameter within a millimetre of each other, which he felt indicated they would have been used together in some way rather than individually.

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