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?Huenenborg & Stonehenge? earth centers with south-eastern »epicenters«
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The distance between the centers and the southeastern »epicenters« is approximately the same, i.e. ~139 metres, at both megalithic sites. The altitude differences between the centers and the »epicenters« amount to:
? 3 mtrs in Huenenborg (65 mtrs —> 62 mtrs).
? 4 mtrs in Stonehenge (99 mtrs —> 95 mtrs).

The Huenenborg is more than 1 degree more to the north than Stonehenge and the vector originating from the center of this site is pointing a little bit more to the South.

? Rheine-Huenenborg: Lat 52.27892; Lon +7.41561.
? Avebury-Stonehenge: Lat 51.17885; Lon -1.82619.

Altitude differences between the archaeological hillocks and the river valleys in the east:
? Stonehenge —> Avon ::: 99 m —> 74 m [1.6 miles apart]
? Huenenborg —> Ems ::: 65 m —> 31 m [0.9 miles apart]

The Huenenborg is sitting upon a lengthy chalk hill, the ancient Thieberg (84 m). The important site was rebuilt as a tribute to the dead german WWI-warriors ("Krieger-Denkmal", Walhalla Grove). The original Stonehenge was evaluated at that time as a location, where blood sacrifices had taken place: All over the globe during WWI-wartimes such miniaturized replicae of stonehenge (aka clonehenges) were erected on suitable hills overlooking rivers: The American Stonehenge (aka The clonehenge of Maryland) was erected near the Columbia river as a reminder that "humanity is still being sacrificed to the god of war" (Sam Hill).
Lothar Kurz: Sagen, Grabungen, Dokumente, Ereignisse und Diskussionen rund um die Hünenborg, in: Rheine gestern heute morgen, 56. Ausgabe- Heft 1/2006, S. 90-115.

Astronomical Alignment

The astronomical orientation of Stonehenge, meanwhile, was largely ignored by archaeologists. However, it received a tremendous boost during the 1960s and 1970s when Boston University astronomer Gerald Hawkins studied the site and used a computer to compare historical solar and lunar alignments with vantage points in Stonehenge. He published his findings in 1963 in Nature, then in an expanded version in a book, Stonehenge Decoded (1965), which offered the most convincing scientific evidence yet that Stonehenge served as an astronomical observatory, specifically as a calendar. Places of Mystery and Power
It was argued that the summer solstice alignment cannot be accidental. The sun rises in different directions in different geographical latitudes. For the alignment to be correct, it must have been calculated precisely for Stonehenge’s latitude of 51° 11′. The alignment, therefore, must have been fundamental to the design and placement of Stonehenge. As if corroborating the claims made by Hawkins for Stonehenge, Alexander Thom, a professor of engineering and a mathematician, has shown that many other megalithic sites throughout Britain are also oriented towards the sun and the moon.
The alignment also made it clear that whoever built Stonehenge had precise astronomical knowledge of the path of the sun and, moreover, must have known before construction began precisely where the sun rose at dawn on midsummer’s morning while standing on the future site of the monument. This point needs to be made because, as I suspect, with Stonehenge and many other such monuments, it was the site, a particular place within the landscape, that was important; only later were these sites marked in some more permanent manner by the digging of ditches and banks and (or instead) the erection of wood or stone structures.
Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge ©hristopher L. C. E. Witcombe Archaeoastronomy pinpoints equinox, solstice and cross quarter moments throughout the year

Druids or Beaker-People

After centuries of neglect in the wake of first Roman and then Christian suppression, the Druids were rediscovered during the Renaissance when the revival of interest in ancient Greek and Latin writers brought attention to the works of Pliny, Tacitus, and Julius Caesar and their descriptions of the Celtic world. First in France in the sixteenth century, and then in England, the ancient Celts (or Gauls as they were known in France) and Druids were claimed as historical ancestors. By the seventeenth century, a new romantic image of Druids began to emerge in French and English literature. Stonehenge and the Druids ©hristopher L. C. E. Witcombe
This has lead more recent scholars to doubt the original inhabitants of Avebury-Stonehenge-Plane were actually Celts. It is now believed they may have been the much earlier "Beaker People", so named for the beaker-shaped pots they made. Old Sarum
Glockenbecherkultur / beaker culture / ?????????? ??? ??????? / Culture campaniforme

The Amesbury Archer
Amesbury Archer (dubbed the "King of Stonehenge" in the British press, although there is no proven connection to the famous site; in fact the calibrated radiocarbon dates for his grave and dating of Stonehenge suggest the sarsens at Stonehenge were raised before he was born [1].) is an early Bronze Age man dating to around 2500-2100 BC, whose grave was discovered in May 2002, at Amesbury near Stonehenge. His grave is of particular importance because of its connections with Continental Europe and early copper smelting technology. Five funerary pots of the type associated with the "Beaker culture" were found with him. His grave had the greatest number of artifacts ever found in a British beaker burial. A second male, most probably a relative, as they shared an unusual hereditary anomaly (namely that both had calcaneonavicular coalition (fusing) of the calcaneus and of the navicular tarsal foot bones) was interred nearby. The former was estimated to be about 40 at the time of his death, while the latter was in his early twenties. ……
The Amesbury Archer supports interpreters who claim that the diffusion of Beaker Culture pottery was the result of population movement rather than just the widespread adoption of an artifact ‘package’.

Woodhenge is a Neolithic Class I henge and timber circle monument located to the north of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England …
Woodhenge was identified in 1925 after an aerial archaeology survey by Alexander Keiller and OGS Crawford.
Crawford credits the discovery to an aerial photograph taken by Sqn Ldr Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall VC in 1925 (Crawford, Air-Photography for Archaeologists, 1929)
Maud Cunnington excavated the site between 1926 and 1929.
Pottery from the excavation was identified as being consistent with the Grooved ware style of the middle Neolithic, although later Beaker sherds were also found. So, the structure was probably built during the reign of the Beaker People, who used both contemporary pottery as well as pottery from the Neolithic period.
Further comparisons with Stonehenge were quickly noticed by Cunnington; both have entrances oriented approximately on the midsummer sunrise and the diameters of the timber circles at Woodhenge and the stone circles at Stonehenge are similar making the reasons for the name more understandable.

Stonehenge als Teil der religiösen Landschaft
Viele Archäologen glauben, dass Stonehenge ein Versuch war, die allgemeinen Holzstrukturen, die zu der Zeit auf dem Salisbury Plain üblich waren und zum Beispiel in Durrington Walls nachgewiesen wurden, in dauerhaften Stein zu übertragen. Mike Parker Pearson und die Archäologin Ramilisonina ziehen enthnographische Parallelen heran, nach denen das Holz für das Leben und der Stein für den Tod standen. Sie argumentieren, dass Stonehenge Teil einer langen, rituellen Begräbnisprozessionsstraße war, die im Osten bei Sonnenaufgang bei Woodhenge und Durrington Walls begann, weiter zum Fluss Avon und dann entlang der Avenue Stonehenge im Westen bei Sonnenuntergang erreichte. Die Reise vom Holz zum Stein über das Wasser stellte eine symbolische Reise vom Leben zum Tod dar. Es musste ein Volk mit großer Handelsmacht gewesen sein. Es gibt zwar keine Belege für die Theorie, dass Stonehenges astronomische Ausrichtungen mehr als nur symbolisch waren. Gegenwärtige Deutungen bevorzugen jedoch eine rituelle Rolle für das Monument auf Grund der zahlreichen Gräber in der Umgebung und seiner Lage in einer Landschaft von Sakralbauten.

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The exact dimensions of Stonehenge’s circular structure, raised central mound, and entrance avenue were copied at Huenenborg. Cosmic circular cities with connecting avenues like the Stonehenge site are found in the Amazon rainforest.
The first monoliths were erected in 2500 B.C but the site was first worked about 3500 BC, at the end of the Stone Age and as Egypt was just becoming united.
Stonehenge’s structure aligns to the solstices, sun paths, moon phases, paths of the stars, and even predictions of eclipses. Astronomicist Steven Hawkings suggests it was an attempt at time travel. Perhaps it was a leap toward eternal life for the dead, an endeavor that obsessed the world’s other great civilization of the time, Egypt.

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