Stonehenge “solved”… again?

September 24, 2008 at 8:37 am 2 comments

Some of you may recall that I wrote about the mystery of Stonehenge in May.  Those folks decided Stonehenge is just a cemetery.  Well, now these two archeologists have decided they have figured it out: “Stonehenge’s purpose was to draw prehistoric pilgrims from Europe.”  (CNN)  They think the proof is in the use of the bluestones, which were prized for their supposed healing properties.  I think this is just something “the world may never know.”  What do you think?

Image from Michael Balter.

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  • 1. Courtney  |  September 24, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    It will be a mystery throughout our lifetime at least.

    Tag, you are it BTW!

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  • 2. StoneRazor  |  September 29, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    In the early C17th the renowned doctor William Harvey (he of the circulation of the blood and physician to King James and Charles1) and Lord North (advocate of the potency of healing springs), dug at Stonehenge. They were probably looking for the ‘healing baths’ described by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century. So the healing theory is almost 1,000 years old!

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