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Between Woodhenge & Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

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Africancrab Africanc…
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The Prehistoric Mystic Temple of Stonehenge Sep 02, 1999
The mystic temple of Stonehenge is an ancient stone circle and center of mystical power located in Wiltshire, England. The standing stones formerly circular are now ruins and remnants of history: history records it to have been built around the year 3100 BC. The circular shape of it was created to capture during the winter, the glorious sunsets, in the summer the sunrise and the moon. Thus, the sense of mysticism that surrounds it. The building stones included blue stone and sarsen both very heavy and durable stones that would stand the test of time. When I visited the UK in 1999 en-route to the US my friend Paul and his then girlfriend Karla took me to Shropshire to see this world renowned attraction. It reminded me of the Coliseum in Italy, even though it is now in ruins, the Stonehenge speaks of such artistry and a landmark which speaks of ancient ways of construction. It is believed to have been used for rituals of Neolithic chiefdoms.

Looking at the remains, it is evident that the structure was not designed to be just a simple meeting place for the locals. It is still a mystery what the structure was used for, but historic recordings point to an observatory for heavenly occurrences like the eclipse, and to predict the mysteries of the zodiac. In some recording, it is said Merlin the magician took part in the creation of this mythical temple. Some locals are said to have believed in the healing powers of the stones. In 1985 the UK authorities decided to ban the many festivities held in June around the stones for fear of damage to the stones and the surrounding area. A barrier was erected keeping visitors at a distance. The world’s best archeologists have still failed to say what the purpose of the structure was. Stonehenge remains a mystery, intriguing and astonishing secret. To me, it looks like the ruins of a Roman temple, beside, was it not the Romans that built using such elaborate stones?

You can tell by the number of visitors each year to the site of the temple that Stonehenge has retained its mystic power, 3000 years after it was abandoned by its original inhabitants. The most powerful megalithic ruins of the world seem to have been an observatory after all, but no one can say for sure. The Stonehenge was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Highly recommended attraction to see should you find yourself in the UK.

PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.
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Africancrab says:
You must give credit where credit is due. You will agree, like the Greek pioneered the world of knowlede, the Romans architecture. He-he, they do not have to have done soomething for you. Indeed what have they done for me? us? Thanks for the humor
Posted on: Apr 30, 2011
mcphistino says:
He he Harriet I really like your affection for the Romans a lot, but let me try a humorous approach, in other words let's put it like "Monty Python" asked: What have the Romans ever done for us??!
Posted on: Apr 30, 2011
Africancrab says:
Yes, that indeed is the question. I wonder too, I guess that is why is it really hard to figure it all. But you know the romans did the same with the columns. Your comment is much appreciated.
Posted on: Apr 29, 2011
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