“Planned genocide has begun,” read the Facebook entry on one of the groups I browse daily. The link: a picture of five monoliths looming like an American Stonehenge over a lush and lonely hill in remote Elberton, Georgia. I was only an hour away at the time, and decided to visit them in person
posted by empath
on Sep 9, 2013 -
A companion to one of Europe's most eminent prehistoric monuments has been discovered just a mile away. Bluehenge
has the same rough configuration as its sister site, Stonehenge, but with 27 stones instead of 56. It is speculated that the stones of Bluehenge may have been moved to aid in the making of
Stonehenge. [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser
on Oct 3, 2009 -
The forgotten technology
- "I am a retired carpenter with 35 years experience in construction ... I have began to build a replica of Stonehenge with eight 10 ton blocks on end and 2 ton blocks on top. One man, no wheels, no rollers, no ropes, no hoist or power equipment, using only sticks and stones." (some slow loading clips on the pages)
posted by madamjujujive
on Jul 22, 2004 -
The vagina monoliths?
Host to theories ranging from alien landing site to Druid calendar, a University of British Columbia gynecologist believes Stonehenge may have been built to deliberately represent a gigantic female sexual organ.
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Jul 23, 2003 -
Spring Forward, Fall Back...
Daylight Savings Time is just around the corner. This Sunday at 2am to be exact, for Americans. This
is just a friendly reminder. In Europe it's already happened. Time's weird. Humanity's been trying to figure it out since Stonehenge
and we still have to reset our clocks twice a year. You think by now we'd have gotten it right. Even MetricTime
would require regular fixin'. Why can't we just stop the madness
? Or would that be even worse?
posted by ZachsMind
on Apr 2, 2003 -
The King of Stonehenge
found in a 4,000-year-old grave near Stonehenge
may have been from Switzerland and involved in its construction. It is the richest Bronze Age burial
found in Britain "off the scale". ...it is fascinating to think that someone from abroad – probably modern day Switzerland – could well have played an important part in the construction of Britain’s most famous archaeological site.”
posted by stbalbach
on Feb 10, 2003 -