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The Swiss Built Stonehenge?  
User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3490 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 842 times:

According to the latest discovery, Stonehenge may have been built by the Swiss or Germans.

http://www.msnbc.com/news/870917.asp?0dm=C12RT

Perhaps that's why it's lasted so long?  Big grin

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User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 805 times:

Isn't, or wasn't, its purpose similar to the Pyramids of Giza, as a giant calender?


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 800 times:

If it was built by Germans, you'd probably be able to drive it with tiptronic transmission, fit 4 kids in the back and still have space for 3 suitcases in the back.

ah well..



User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 790 times:

If it was British, it would have broke at least 2 times a year, costing considerable amounts of money to repair!


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11533 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 770 times:

The one thing I do not understand about Stonehenge and the pyramids in Central America is: If they were build using presice calculations of the sun and stars at the time of construction, then, since the earth 'wobbles' and stars fade out and change position over time, how can these things still be precise today after all these thousands of years? When the sun at equinox hits the stairs of one pyramid in Mexico, the shadow forms the body of a serpant. The equinox also can be calculated with Stonehenge.


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21418 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Seb146: The one thing I do not understand about Stonehenge and the pyramids in Central America is: If they were build using presice calculations of the sun and stars at the time of construction, then, since the earth 'wobbles' and stars fade out and change position over time, how can these things still be precise today after all these thousands of years? When the sun at equinox hits the stairs of one pyramid in Mexico, the shadow forms the body of a serpant. The equinox also can be calculated with Stonehenge.

The earth´s rotational axis has not changed (or not much), so everything that only depends on the apparent position of the sun still "works"; Star positions, however, are no longer matched. The egyptian pyramids, for instance, probably had some of their parameters aligned to certain stars. But that is no longer true today.


EGGD: If it was built by Germans, you'd probably be able to drive it with tiptronic transmission, fit 4 kids in the back and still have space for 3 suitcases in the back.

Who knows... Has anybody located the fuel tank, yet...?  Big thumbs up


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