English Stonehenge was originally built in Wales

Scientists and enthusiasts have repeatedly refuted skeptics who wonder how in ancient times people without cars could move huge boulders to build historical monuments. A recent example comes from Wales, UK, where British archaeologists have found evidence that the legendary Stonehenge was originally built in the Preseli Hills. Hundreds of years later, it was disassembled and moved 200 km to the Salisbury Plain, where it was reassembled.

Stonehenge is a monument to the inconstancy of human civilization; over the first 1000 years of its existence, it was rebuilt several times, and the complex itself changed dramatically. Researchers have studied the area for hundreds of miles around and found here traces of ancient construction sites, and abandoned building materials, and the source of their origin. It is a doleritic quarry on the west coast of Wales that began work 5, 000 years ago. However, the construction of Stonehenge itself was unfolded only after 2, 000 years, besides, all this time, the cut stone pillars did not lie around just like that, they were not stored, but were immediately put into action.

Photos from the Vaun Maun site

Expedition 2017-2018 discovered and excavated in the Preseli hills the Vaun Maun megalith, in which there were practically no large stones, but pits in the ground where they stood were preserved. Their location forms a circle with a diameter of 110 m, with the orientation of the entrance to the sunrise on the day of the summer solstice - just like at Stonehenge. Radiocarbon analysis showed that Vaun Maun was built between 3400 and 3200 years ago, stood for 300-400 years, and then was dismantled. At the same time, the construction of Stonehenge began, so archaeologists are sure that the sacred stones were simply moved to a new place.

The hypothesis is confirmed by the fact that around Vaun Maun there are many traces of human activity, which abruptly breaks off after its destruction. And on the remains of people at Stonehenge, signs of life were found in childhood by the sea, perhaps just in Wales, and not on the plain. People migrated to another region and took with them the symbols of their power, the memory of their ancestors and religion - huge cut stones. And this happened very quickly, within the life of one generation.