19. This Stonehenge model shows what the monument was meant to look like when and if it was ever finished. However, Stonehenge proved too complex to complete, with twin axes only 18 megalithic inches apart and stones already assembled getting in the way of those awaiting assembly.
21. Archaeologists have proved themselves beyond trust since at least 1965. So, nothing they have produced since then can be believed. Nothing!
This same year, the UK abandoned its imperial measurements of yards, feet, and inches in favour of the continental metre. The lesson, then, is that any plan of Stonehenge, scaled in metres, should be regarded as suspect compared to older plans, scaled in feet, like that seen above.
Adopting Arminghall's 10-degree rule, Stonehenge's primary axis was set at 50 degrees. So, too, were a pair of timber posts standing in Aubrey Holes 56 and 28. Perhaps as long ago as 3,100 BC.
Most importantly, the 50-degree axis does not pass through the gap of the great trilithon - and never did. That was the job of the secondary axis.
One of the reasons why Stonehenge is where it is...
If carried far enough, Stonehenge's axis passes over the southern slope of Sidbury Hill. However, pointing 1.5 degrees further north than the axis, the solstice rises from out of Sidbury Hill. Early folk paved the crest of Sidbury Hill with pebbles collected from the river Avon - as if wishing to turn the world upside down!
Unfortunately, the above image is also found to be inaccurate. The following should help address this problem.
22. John Wood's 1740 survey of Stonehenge is placed on top of a 1964 aerial photograph.
Professor John North stated that the 56 Aubrey holes were placed on a 104-megalithic-yard-diameter circle. Hawkins claimed it was 105. So, who is right?
Only 32 of the Aubrey holes have been excavated; the remaining 24 were found by thumping the ground with a mallet and listening for the hollow sound excavated soil makes.
Furthermore, to my knowledge, accurate cartesian coordinates of the 32 excavated Aubrey holes have never been made. And those measurements would not be passed on to independent researchers anyway!
However, a vertical photograph of Stonehenge was taken from 1000 feet up in 1963, which shows the painted-white concrete caps that cover the holes. Hawkins presents these photos in both of his books. Presumably, that is how he arrived at 105 for the circle's diameter. Otherwise, scales were not necessary or given.
The architect John Wood produced the most accurate survey of the stone building, which included the Heel Stone and the two remaining Station Stones, 1 and 3.
I have superimposed Wood's survey on top of the 1963 aerial photograph to scale it. According to Wood, the distance from Cypher A - (a small yellow circle) to Cypher R (another yellow circle) is 78.62 MY. (Cypher: Old English)
Interestingly, we can now see that the Slaughter Stone has been moved slightly inward since 1740 when John surveyed it.
More importantly, if not oval, Hawkins was right to claim the Aubrey Circle to measure 105 megalithic yards.
From the above, we can see that the Aubrey Circle exceeds Station Stone 3, showing that bosing the ground by thumping it with a mallet is pretty much useless.
I show some 50-degree lines that the Aubrey holes describe. There would be many more if all 56 positions were known. The position of the posts that mark the Cardinals would be known, too!
Did the station stones define the position of Stonehenge's primary or secondary axis?
It seems more than likely that the four stations were placed on the corners of a rectangle measuring 96 by 40 megalithic yards to give a pair of back-to-back triangles having hypotenuses equal to the diameter of the Aubrey circle. I.e., 105.
The centre point of this rectangle sits above the centre of what today is known as the Bluestone horseshoe. This centre is on the secondary axis.
23. The Stonehenge Avenue.
This avenue connects the river Avon to Stonehenge. It starts, not ends, from the West Amesbury henge and, by its geometry, carried a wish that Stonehenge would grow into something much bigger.
It starts at twenty degrees and becomes twice-sized at 40 when it approaches Stonehenge.
Also, the radius of the massive bend starts at 375 Megalithic Yards and grows to 750 before continuing to Stonehenge. Both arcs are straight lifts from Avebury's geometry.
What was the good of the Stonehenge Riverside Project?
The West Amesbury Henge was partially investigated in 2008 when nine of a possible 24 post holes forming a circle were excavated. The circular form of these nine holes is similar to Stonehenge's Aubrey Holes and is difficult to ignore. They must have held timber posts, not bluestones.
The remaining 15 post holes are closer to the river. Some are in it. Wood survives well when kept wet. So, these 15 unexcavated post positions are begging for further investigation.
23.1 The geometry of Holme II proved impossible to resolve without the aid of the megalithic inch. Furthermore, without the "inch," Holme II was impossible to build.
We also find that the timber posts respected the Stone Age 10-degree rule. I show those that aim at the cardinal points.
Geometry is based, as is so often the case, on a pair of near-Pythagorean triangles.
24. The surveyor, John Wood Senior, famous for having designed the Crescent and Circus in the City of Bath, was the first to properly survey Stonehenge in the year 1740.
A CAD version (Computer Aided Design) of Wood’s survey, plotted in Megalithic Yards at the rate of 0.83 meters, is shown above.
John Wood Senior used Stonehenge to train his apprentice son, John Wood Junior, in surveying.
Requiring over 800 measurements, Wood’s 1740 survey has never been bettered.
Wood's survey is especially important for being produced before the collapse of Trilithon 4.
This plan was reviewed by somebody (Obviously one of the boys) who reviews books for a magazine about ghosts and has effectively shut my book "Stonehenge 1740 AD" down for working to six decimal places. However, those figures were produced on a calculator, and reducing them to please the awkward while maintaining accuracy would require more trouble than it’s worth.
Those who planned and designed Stonehenge had passed away long before its completion, and those charged with finishing it would come to learn the impossibility of the task. The more stones they put up, the more those stones impeded the placement of others.
Only a modern crane, able to insert stones vertically and in the right place, would be capable of building Stonehenge. The stone building would have to be completed before its geometry, scribed in chalk, was washed away. Stonehenge was just too technical to complete.
Also, the hypothesis required a henge to be built alongside the river Avon at the start of Stonehenge Avenue (some wrongly say end). Archaeologists found this henge in 2008/9 and named it 'The West Amesbury Henge.'
Timber posts stood in this henge' circular holes, not stones. This simple fact puts the hex on Professor Pearson's claim that Stonehenge is situated in an area reserved for the dead!
Stonehenge and its 1,000 associated stone circles were follies built-in search of something never to be found. Designed, dismantled, and rebuilt many times over, Stonehenge was a product of procrastination by people who could not make up their minds. They were, after all, attempting the impossible.
So, why did they want to make the moon pregnant?
Early farmers in Britain wanted a second sun to warm them in wintertime and produce crops year-round. Built to collect, reflect and amplify sunlight, as does a modern-day LASER, Stonehenge was to be that baby sun.
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