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Buried Megaliths Discovered At Stone Circle Site (Avebury)
Ananova ^ | 12-2-2003

Posted on 12/02/2003 5:34:50 PM PST by blam

Buried megaliths discovered at stone circle site

Archaeologists have discovered an arc of buried megaliths that once formed part of the great stone circle at Avebury in Wiltshire.

The National Trust says the existence of these enormous stones, originally constructed more than 4,500 years ago, has remained a puzzle for the last 300 years.

Visitors to Avebury will see most of the standing megaliths in the western half of the stone circle.

The famous map of Avebury drawn up by William Stukely in the 1720s showed that many of the stones in the south east and north east quadrants of the circle were missing.

Now, the first ever geophysics survey of these areas of Avebury, carried out by the National Trust, has revealed that at least 15 of the megaliths lie buried in the circle itself.

The massive stones show up very clearly as computer images and the National Trust has been able to identify their sizes, the direction in which they are lying and where they fit in the circle.

Martin Papworth, the National Trust's archaeologist for Wessex said: "This is a truly exciting find and completes the circle of Avebury.

"These stones were erected over 4,500 years ago and the world of archaeology suspected that most of these stones had been demolished and lost forever.

"We know that many of the Avebury stones still standing up to three hundred years ago were broken up for building stone in the 17th and 18th century.

"Until now, no-one had realised that some of these stones had survived intact and that they actually lay buried in the earth, next to their original locations."

Now, although the National Trust said it has no plans to raise the stones that have been so well protected by the earth for around 700 years, it is considering using ground probing radar to create three dimensional images of each of the buried stones and raise them as computer images.

Story filed: 15:25 Tuesday 2nd December 2003


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: archaeology; avebury; buried; circle; discovered; economic; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; megaliths; stone; stonecircle; stukely

1 posted on 12/02/2003 5:34:51 PM PST by blam
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To: blam; *Gods, Graves, Glyphs; abner; Alas Babylon!; Andyman; annyokie; bd476; BiffWondercat; ...
Gods, Graves, Glyphs
List for articles regarding early civilizations , life of all forms, - dinosaurs - etc.

Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this ping list.

2 posted on 12/02/2003 5:37:27 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: blam
Buried Megaliths Discovered At Stone Circle Site (Avebury) ^

LOL..........Not another 'cheap' compass!

:-)

3 posted on 12/02/2003 5:38:02 PM PST by maestro
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To: farmfriend
I would like to be added to your list, please.
4 posted on 12/02/2003 5:38:58 PM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: blam
God put them there.
5 posted on 12/02/2003 5:39:11 PM PST by MonroeDNA (GDP grows at over 8%; marxists are leaving the democtrat party. Don't let them come here!)
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To: MonroeDNA
LOL,
Did He plant them as smaller stones so they would grow,
or did He plant them there to throw us off the track to [whatever]?
6 posted on 12/02/2003 5:41:00 PM PST by John Beresford Tipton
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To: John Beresford Tipton
Consider yourself added. If you ever change your mind, just let me know.
7 posted on 12/02/2003 5:44:04 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: farmfriend
Please add me also.

FRegards,
8 posted on 12/02/2003 5:46:09 PM PST by SwampFoxOfVa
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To: SwampFoxOfVa
Ok.
9 posted on 12/02/2003 5:48:28 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: John Beresford Tipton
He planted them there so that people would have faith.

(yes, I am being extremely sarcastic!)
10 posted on 12/02/2003 5:52:37 PM PST by MonroeDNA (GDP grows at over 8%; marxists are leaving the democtrat party. Don't let them come here!)
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To: blam
... the existence of these enormous stones, originally constructed more than 4,500 years ago ...

This goes back to 2500 BC ... the construction era of the Egyptian pyramids ... amazing!

11 posted on 12/02/2003 5:56:09 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o
"This goes back to 2500 BC ... the construction era of the Egyptian pyramids ... amazing!"

The Pyramid Of The Sun In Mexico Is The Largest Pyramid In The World.

The Oldest is in Peru, I believe.

12 posted on 12/02/2003 6:18:40 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
SPOTREP - HISTORY
13 posted on 12/02/2003 6:29:58 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: John Beresford Tipton
IIRC Stonehenge was built by the dinosaurs.
14 posted on 12/02/2003 6:30:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (Socialism is Slavery)
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....Avebury photo (1997)
15 posted on 12/02/2003 6:40:20 PM PST by Consort
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To: BenLurkin
"IIRC Stonehenge was built by the dinosaurs. "

Dinosaurs, or their agents, are the money behind the whole LaRouche organization.

People are uncomfortable hearing me talk about it, but the the fact remains that the whole cold-blooded world is backing Lyndon in 94.

Place your bet now or suffer the consequences. Word to the wise.

16 posted on 12/02/2003 6:43:03 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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   Wiltshire

17 posted on 12/02/2003 6:43:22 PM PST by Consort
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To: farmfriend; blam
BTTT! I love this stuff.
18 posted on 12/02/2003 7:00:37 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: blam
I thought that big pyramid in China was the largest in the world... saw something about it on TLC or Discovery one time.

NFP

19 posted on 12/03/2003 9:45:44 AM PST by Notforprophet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who can read binary and those who can't.)
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To: Notforprophet
"I thought that big pyramid in China was the largest in the world... saw something about it on TLC or Discovery one time."

It is suspected to be but, not yet confirmed...or accepted by people who make these decisions.

The Chinese are very protective of this site. It would not suprise me in the least if the 1st emperor(Ch'in) that is supposed to be buried in there isn't of mixed blood, Caucasian-Chinese.

20 posted on 12/03/2003 10:01:17 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Thanks for the post. Fascinating place, but Stonehenge steals a lot of its thunder. Avebury's close to it, though, so it's easy to visit if one's going to see Stonehenge.

21 posted on 12/03/2003 10:06:51 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla

And here's a graphic of Stukely's map.

22 posted on 12/03/2003 10:09:13 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
Nice pictures, thanks.
23 posted on 12/03/2003 10:15:36 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

This spider's web crop circle appeared outside the henge-banks of the North East Quadrant of the Avebury stone ring. This is the largest stone ring in Europe. In the surrounding henge, the distance from the top of the bank to the bottom of the ditch was a staggering seventy feet!

BUMP

24 posted on 12/03/2003 10:32:26 AM PST by Woodman ("One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.")
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To: blam
Could be on to something there, blam. The Chi-coms are fiercely protective of Chinese cultural and archeaological sites in general though.

But I think I read one of your postings once regarding some Caucasian culture found all the way east in ancient China. Forgive me, my memory ain't what it used to be. :)

NFP

25 posted on 12/03/2003 10:57:31 AM PST by Notforprophet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who can read binary and those who can't.)
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To: blam

26 posted on 12/03/2003 11:08:04 AM PST by ArrogantBustard
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To: blam
Lots to see in Avebury besides the megaliths, too. There's St. James Church, Avebury Manor (though I don't know if it's open to visitors anymore), Silbury Hill which is nearby. Neat place.
27 posted on 12/03/2003 11:11:48 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: Notforprophet
"Could be on to something there, blam. The Chi-coms are fiercely protective of Chinese cultural and archeaological sites in general though."

There are many poems written about the green eyes of the Han Emperors and another source mentions the red hair of their magic men.

Take a look at the history of these two groups Hakka and the Xiongnu.
I believe the Xiongnu are related to the Schtyians.(sp)
Then there are the 4,000 year old Tolkarian(sp) (Caucasian) mummies found in the Chinese desert at Urumchi that are about as Celtic as can be.

28 posted on 12/03/2003 11:30:15 AM PST by blam
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To: Notforprophet
"But I think I read one of your postings once regarding some Caucasian culture found all the way east in ancient China. Forgive me, my memory ain't what it used to be. :)"

Yup, that's these folks over in the Tarim Basin. Mystery Of The Mummies

29 posted on 12/03/2003 11:42:17 AM PST by blam
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To: carpio
BTTT
30 posted on 02/06/2004 5:02:35 PM PST by carpio
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