Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Midwinter Solstice 2011


Seasons Greetings to All Our Readers!!

As it is the Winter Solstice, I can't just let this time of year go without another 'Revelation' to do with Stonehenge.  This date (technically its early tomorrow morning) is very special for the builders of Stonehenge during the 'Second Phase' of its construction, for not only did they build 'The Avenue' towards the Sunrise of the Summer Solstice, but the 'Temple' of Sarsen stones was built to the Moon and consequently the Sunset and the longest 'Night', which is tonight.

One of the greatest mysteries of Stonehenge, which has been commented upon by some academics, is the 'incompleteness' of the site - the SW quadrant of the structure seems to lack the gigantic uprights that other areas posses.  This is compounded as there is a lack of the stone holes, one would have expected if the stones had been robbed away and therefore missing, with the associated lintels.

Stukeley's Original Plan - showing the empty quadrant at the top.

But all this speculation is based on an 'assumption' which has never been proven - that the monument was completely round and joined with lintels.
The Assumption Archaeologist believe about the monument
The reason Archaeologist believe it was round, is because they don't know what the monument represents or its purpose - So hence the round 'temple' is based on the side that still stands remaining.   This clearly is wrong, as we have proven in 'The Stonehenge Enigma' - the 'Temple' was constructed (like the original Phase I, Ditch and Bluestone Stones) to the 'Dead' and the 'Moon'.  Consequently, the monument is 'crescent shaped' and NOT round - so all the upright stones, have survived.

There are some very good reasons why this shape is unique and shows us that these ancestors had a knowledge of higher mathematics some 4000 years before these formulae were credited to later civilisations.  Details of these mathematical constants will be published in my forthcoming book 'Dawn of the Lost Civilisation' in June 2012.

But as a 'taster' for 2012 here is the first picture of how Stonehenge really looked after its construction.


Stonehenge's original construction plan



The alignment of the large inner megalith and the smaller outer standing stone arch, with the Winter Solstice setting sun confirms the date of construction of Phase II of Stonehenge as 4500BC.


   RJL

(by Robert John Langdon)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Dawn of the Lost Civilisation

Recently I announced the launch of our new web site at:


In this site we gave details of the two remaining books of the Prehistoric Britain trilogy:

Dawn of the Lost Civilisation and Echoes of Atlantis.

We are able to show you the first video for the next book 'Dawn of the LOST Civilisation' that introduces the book and summarises 'The Stonehenge Enigma'.

video


Dawn of the LOST Civilisation (DLC) will be published in June 2012 - Posters (below) are available form our on-line shop







Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Stukeley's drawing points the way to Post Glacial Flooding

By Robert John Langdon

1721 drawing of the Stonehenge area by William Stukeley.


What is interesting is the prominence of the waterways and the dry river valleys.  Clearly the river Willy not only changed its name to Tilly today but has become much smaller, in fact its quite tiny, but three hundred years ago it was as big as the Avon.  This is a clear indication that the ground water levels have been falling, ever since the last ice age and if we 'reversed engineered' the falling water levels - this would give us a clear indication of the river levels in prehistoric times.

The Dry river valleys are clearly marked by Stukeley almost like existing river banks - is this because in Stukeleys time these were still wet from the waters they once contained?

I have placed the same markers on a modern OS map with the ancient water levels to compare it to Stukeley's.



The other aspect of great interest, is the foot paths that originated from the site three hundred years ago -before the mass of the modern road and path systems.  These foot paths were used AFTER the waters had finally retreated and dried out and general boat travel was no longer viable.  These 'pathway' pointers are clearly show that the three mound Stones, The Heel Stone, The North Station and The South Station pointed to Woodhenge, Avebury and Old Sarum and is the reason for other Stone circles that were built on the routes of these paths in the Late Neolithic/Bronze age.



As time goes by, its getting more difficult to understand how and why these monuments were built - Stukeley's drawing not only show us that the medieval paths were linked to the Mounded Stones but more importaintly, the environment was waterlogged and our ancestors built their monuments on high ground that were visited by a civilisation that utilised boats.


RJL

(by Robert John Langdon)