Millions of people have seen Stonehenge, either in person or on television, and many millions more have taken photographs. Indeed, perhaps some of our members have photos of Stonehenge at home from an English vacation. You are in for a surprise - look at them again.
Although we all have seen the "stones" pictured sometime and somewhere, we have not really looked closely at the exact "megaliths", we just see the "stone circle", much like a popular book about megaliths by the same title, which does not get beyond the stone circles.
The fact is that the Megaliths of Stonehenge - as all megaliths - are also carved into various forms and, more importantly, contain cup marks and holes representing specific stars in the heavens, many of which (but certainly not all) can still be CLEARLY identified today, as I am doing.
I have uploaded the following files to the folder Ancient Britain in the LexiLine files online at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LexiLine/ [or the newer URL
Two files are OVERVIEW files of the Stonehenge ground plan, as shown in my interpretation. These are:
Some of the larger figures (such as the serpent and the outlying Scorpio and Sagittarius) that I have been able to identify on that plan from various photographs are still very speculative, barring substantiation by others.
The larger overview of the Stonehenge Barrows has already been uploaded some time ago to our LexiLine files at Ancient Britain as
SARSENS, TRILITHONS, LENTILS
After the ground plan, we start with the sarsens (outer ring of (30) large megaliths, also spelled sarcens), trilithons (inner ring of (10) large megaliths) and lentils (top flat stones connecting two sarsens or trilithons) and show how these mark certain stars in the heavens. Obviously, and as we shall see, cupmarks on the top lentils mark stars closer to the pole star.
The outer 30 SAR-SEN-S are the MOON STATIONS or LUNAR MANSIONS, Sarsen IMO (in my opinion) being a word taken from Indo-European e.g. Latvian ZAR "branch, division" and SIENa "wall", i.e. "demarcation". SIN later was then just used an alternative name for the Moon. The inner horseshoe-shape of 10 TRILITHONS ("three stones, i.e. 2 trilithons plus lentil") in 5 pairs marks the Zodiac with Hydra/Leo and Cancer not represented by a pair of trilithons, so that the horseshoe of 10 stones reaches out toward the "ends" of the Milky Way.
This is that section of the Milky Way with a break in it, which is marked by the sky section from Cancer and the head of Hydra to the tail of Hydra.
Since this represents 1/6th of the heavens at Stonehenge, covering 4320 years, we can easily calculate that Hydra at Stonehenge stretched from the head of Hydra to the star gamma-Hydrae, just below Spica in Virgo, for this star of course then marked Virgo and a new constellation. However, Hydra apparently covered 1/4 of the Heavens originally and pi-Hydrae was in fact then the original tail end, as marked today by astronomers. Hydra thus originally covered 91 days of star time, with its middle "lowest star" Xi-Hydrae at the Summer Solstice and the head and tail equidistant from that point according to the correct "stretched" representation of constellations on the horizon by the Heifetz Planisphere.
The markings on the Stonehenge Megaliths date the largest stone circles of Stonehenge to 1749 BC, resolving the issue of the dating of the megaliths of Stonehenge. The date 1749 BC is two periods of 684 years after 3117 BC, which as I have long claimed, was the start of the "modern civilized calendar".
Recall, 684 years was a Kingdom, calculated mathematically by taking the length of a Saros Cycle of 18 years multiplied by the length of a Metonic Cycle of 19 years multiplied by 2, giving a very good long-term eclipse cycle.
As for the dating, this confirms the mainstreamers, as Gerald S. Hawkins writes in Stonehenge Decoded, Doubleday, 1965: "both Avebury phases were probably contemporary with the Stonehenge building. Broken bits of pottery found in excavations at the site and two Beaker graves found at the bases of stones of the Avebury-Sanctuary avenue indicate that this tremendous structure was erected about 1750 B.C."
My interpretations of Stonehenge by astronomy date the large megaliths at Stonehenge to 1749 BC.
THE HEEL STONE
We can easily determine this date from the stars marked on the Heel Stone, which marks the Summer Solstice in 1749 BC. The Left Side of the Heel Stone marks Gemini and Orion. The Right Side of the Heel Stone marks Ursa Major, Leo, Cancer and Hydra.
In other words, the Summer Solstice is in-between the two sides and the Heel Stone "tilts" because Gemini tilts over the Summer Solstice point in the heavens at 1749 BC, but not quite to it, accounting for the markings on the ground to its left at Stonehenge. The scholars are in error in thinking the Heel Stone originally stood upright. The tilt was intended.
The Slaughter Stone, of which, however, I have no really good photo, so this identification is provisional, seems to show Ursa Minor (the heavenly axe) - but it could be Ursa Major. When I get a good photo, this issue will be resolved.
The megaliths of Stonehenge are numbered by convention and you see this numbering at stonehengecircle.gif
Two of the stones and especially the lentil were easy to identify. These are:
TRILITHON 57 TRILITHON 58 and LENTIL
Trilithon 57 marks Cassiopeia and Andromeda.
Trilithon 58 marks Triangulum and Aries.
The Lentil above them and joining them marks Ursa Minor and Cepheus.
That very well marks that portion of the heavens.
This is shown at the uploaded file:
More about Stonehenge in the next Newsletter.