A new theory on Stonehenge claiming that the stones were pillars, supporting a wooden platform to get ‘closer to the heavens’,
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Stonehenge‘s origin is subject of new theory by historian Julian Spalding. He says that the megaliths would have supported a circular wooden platform on which ceremonies were performed and that the prehistoric monument was “an ancient Mecca on stilts”. The wood has long since taken away, leaving only the huge stones behind.
Julian Spalding, said:
“In early times, no spiritual ceremonies would have been performed on the ground. The Pharaoh of Egypt and the Emperor of China were always carried – as the Pope used to be. The feet of holy people were not allowed to touch the ground. We’ve been looking at Stonehenge from a modern, earth-bound perspective.”
Spalding told The Guardian:
“It’s a totally different theory which has never been put forward before.
“All the interpretations to date could be mistaken. We’ve been looking at Stonehenge the wrong way: from the earth, which is very much a 20th-century viewpoint.
“We haven’t been thinking about what they were thinking about.”
Sunrise at Stonehenge on the summer solstice, 21 June 2005. Credit wikimedia