Monday, June 22, 2020

Scotland and Africa's own "Stonehenges"

Neil Irvine (; Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Ancient megalith older than Stonehenge: Standing Stones of Callanish, Lewis, Outer Hebrides
Standing Stones of Callanish, Isle of Lewis, older than Stonehenge (

The Standing Stones
Who had the technology to set up megaliths?
"Stonehenge" is a famous monument that most people are familiar with. That strange stone circle is connected with the summer solstice.

Those [reconstructed] stones have been featured on countless TV shows, Hollywood movies, and literature. Examinations often center on attempts to solve the mystery of why it was built at all. 

As humans, we are always compelled to uncover the mysteries of our past.

But Scotland has its own tantalizing version of Stonehenge called the Standing Stones of Callanish (Calanais in Gaelic). It is nicknamed the "Stonehenge of the North." But as Stonehenge was built around 3000 BC [and reconstructed and adjusted about 50 years ago], the Standing Stones of Callanish actually predates Stonehenge by 2,000+ years.

The ancient cross predates Mithra and Christ.
Perhaps Stonehenge should be the "Callanish of the South." The Callanish Standing Stones are near Loch Roag on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, one of the 6,000 British isles around England.

They are laid out in a cross formation and are part of a number of ancient sites in the Callanish. They are classed as Lewisian gneiss – the oldest rocks in Britain.

In fact, they are some of the oldest historically recorded rocks in the world. [See stone circles around the world, like Adam's Calendar.]

They were buried under the surface of the earth for hundreds of millions of years. More
Africa has older stone sites
Famous Stonehenge is thought to be only 5,000 years old, one of the youngest such stone structures in Europe. Africa's Nabta Playa is much older (
Adam's Calendar: Ancient Astronomy at South Africa's "Stonehenge" (Michael Tellinger)

    Avebury Henge, or ritual bank and ditch, is yet another uncovered monument in Wiltshire.

    • Avebury, about 20 miles (32 km) north of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire
    • Knowlton Circles henge complex in Dorset
    • Maumbury Rings in Dorset (later reused as a Roman amphitheater then a Civil War fort)
    • Mayburgh Henge in Cumbria
    • The Ring of Brodgar in Orkney
    • Thornborough Henges complex in Yorkshire
    • Balfarg in Fife, Scotland
    • Dunragit archaeological excavation site in Wigtownshire
    • Heart of Neolithic Orkney, the UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Stone circles or "henges," like Culbokie Henge, Black Isle, Scotland, exist worldwide.

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