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Stonehenge Was An Ancient Burial Ground For the Rich: Study
universetoday.com ^ | on April 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Howell

Posted on 04/27/2013 12:29:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The site of Stonehenge — that mysterious collection of British rocks that could have served as a calendar using the stars — was also a graveyard for the elite, according to new research.

A British group led by the University College London looked at 63 bodies surrounding the historical site. They determined these people were part of a group of elite families that brought their relatives to Stonehenge for burial over more than 200 years, starting from 2,900 BC.

The bodies were buried long before the rocks visible today were erected, though.

Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/101771/stonehenge-was-an-ancient-burial-ground-for-the-rich-study/#ixzz2Rh4d8FWJ

(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: archaeoastronomy; archery; godsgravesglyphs; megaliths; stonehenge; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 04/27/2013 12:29:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t think so. The site may have been used to bury the wealthy, but I cannot see what’s in it for the workers to drag multi-ton blocks over miles of terrain to put them up.

I think the bodies and the stones are not related, imo.


2 posted on 04/27/2013 12:32:02 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

Or, the high priests (or major shamen) and their immediate families were the only ones buried there ~ then the religious affiliation that owned the temple area changed hands and they simply no longer buried anybody there.


3 posted on 04/27/2013 12:35:06 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Jonty30; neverdem; narses; MHGinTN; xsmommy; tioga; Conspiracy Guy; SoothingDave; secret garden

It’s Bush’s fault!

{All them little bitty holes inside the big circle were for planting shrubbery .... Not bodies.}


4 posted on 04/27/2013 12:39:31 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: muawiyah; Jonty30

maybe they were worthy sacrifices


5 posted on 04/27/2013 12:42:21 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Jonty30
I think the bodies and the stones are not related.

Or are... in this way.

The area is supposedly at the intersection of ley lines, and is supposedly high in some 'ethereal' energy. I can see why they would make it a graveyard, then later when there were more people and tools, they dedicated the site with this stonework.

What I find odd is that 'ancient' mankind built bigger and better monuments that 'modern' man has, or is even capable of building.

Somehow this seems backwards.

6 posted on 04/27/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

It’s not that we’re incapable of building it. We’re just not using the methods that they used to build it.

This one guy is building his own stonehenge by himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K7q20VzwVs


7 posted on 04/27/2013 12:47:32 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

They’re building one up the pike from me.

https://www.4qf.org/index.php/news-visiting/news-from-four-quarters/4-sizing-thestones-for-stones-rising


8 posted on 04/27/2013 1:21:01 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: BenLurkin

9 posted on 04/27/2013 1:24:41 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: All

Maybe so but that is probably a minor part of the whole story. The site may be 5,000 or more years older than 2900 BC. I watched a show about a pit of burned human bones dug up there around 1900, studied, placed in a leather bag and reburied in the same hole. They weren’t the elite.


10 posted on 04/27/2013 1:44:08 PM PDT by RHS Jr (Pity the banksters when Jesus comes)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, the Stone Age intolerance. I’m offended and indignant. I’ll take this discrimination case to the court in Bedrock; twist, twist


11 posted on 04/27/2013 1:49:52 PM PDT by STD (One day closer to street justice)
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To: RHS Jr

I was watching history channel or something and some historian said the common idea that in prehistory that every worked together for everyones benefit and there were no classes is not holding up with the evidence being dug up.


12 posted on 04/27/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: BenLurkin

Women and minorities hardest hit....lol


13 posted on 04/27/2013 2:31:17 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: BenLurkin

St. Peter’s was/is also a graveyard (marterium) but that does not preclude it from being other things as well eg. church, pilgrimage destination etc. I would go so far as to say that most sacred architecture is multi-purpose.
Good read in this regard is Lindsey Jones’ Huermeneutics of Sacred Architecture.


14 posted on 04/27/2013 2:48:45 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: BenLurkin; zot

Even the 1% of the stone age had to have their elaborate burials, the simple hole in the ground that the 99% had to settle for paid for Stone Henge.


15 posted on 04/27/2013 3:40:23 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: BenLurkin

oh!
Sort of like Forest Lawn?


16 posted on 04/27/2013 3:50:51 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/heyho.wav


17 posted on 04/27/2013 4:08:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: GreyFriar

This is speculation — (1) that the burials were “elite” people, and (2) that the burials and the Stonehenge monuments are related.


18 posted on 04/27/2013 6:18:25 PM PDT by zot
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To: BenLurkin; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks BenLurkin. To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


19 posted on 04/29/2013 8:24:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin
Tests Reveal Amesbury Archer "King Of Stonehenge' Was A Settler From The Alps

Unearthed, The Prince Of Stonehenge

20 posted on 04/29/2013 8:41:59 PM PDT by blam
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To: UCANSEE2

You know, I looked into this issue of ley line in some detail via Google, etc., and I could never really find a solid definition of ley lines with solid examples. Do you have a sit you like on this subject?


21 posted on 04/29/2013 9:14:05 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: BenLurkin

I think the place was a centre for healing. The people who didn’t make it are probably buried about.


22 posted on 04/29/2013 9:45:52 PM PDT by Daralundy
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

The “scientists” studying these sites haven’t been to church, well, perhaps ever.


23 posted on 04/30/2013 4:11:57 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: blam

Thank you!


24 posted on 04/30/2013 2:53:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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