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Re: Myths, truths and theories - Stonehenge
Sep 04, 2010, 09:32
nigelswift wrote:
Littlestone wrote:
It's an arrogance on our part to think the Bluestones could not have been moved manually from Wales

Well, there are quite a few howling barbarians that use this forum that pulled the equivalent of three and a half bluestones up a hill not long ago so I'm sure they'll agree with you!

Just dug out an old Daily Mail cutting (1997) showing the 'cotton reel' method of moving the stones from Wales to the henge. You have to hand it to people fir coming up with these ideas! At the time Dr Dick Parry believed that the stones were strapped into wooden cradles which acted as giant cotton reels with rope wound round and around them which rolled along the ground as you pulled on the rope (which was presumably added to to keep the whole thing rolling. He reckons that models of the cradles have been found inside the pyramids that were built around the same time. So there, now you know!!
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