Stonehenge’s 5,000-year-old enigma has been solved thanks to the discovery of a “long-forgotten machine.”
According to a history buff who unearthed a “long-forgotten contraption” that he says was used to transport the stones, Stonehenge’s 5,000-year-old enigma has been “solved.”
Professor Mike Parker Pearson of University College London (UCL) revealed earlier this year that he had made a breakthrough in his research on the fabled stone circle. His crew discovered a comparable edifice at Waun Mawn in Wales’ Preseli Hills, which experts believe was destroyed and used as “building stones” for the attraction that now stands 180 miles away in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Their discovery cast doubt on long-held beliefs that our Neolithic forefathers moved the stones by water over 5,000 years ago, “reigniting support for an alternate theory” that it would have been easier to travel by land.
Steven Tasker, a history buff from Wales, believes he has “solved” the enigma after reproducing a machine he claims was used to build the structures thousands of years ago.
During a trip to Egypt, the 66-year-old carpet fitter from Llanrhaeadr, Denbighshire, came up with his answer when thinking how the pyramids were built.
He believes the stones were transported using a “long-forgotten contraption” believed to have been employed during biblical times, and he has now reconstructed it to substantiate his theory.
“It may appear like something out of Last of the Summer Wine,” he told WalesOnline, “but we’ve lifted a third of a tonne with it and it could potentially move any weight.”
“The science behind the machine,” says the narrator. Clown shoes come to mind. It won’t tip over as long as it’s over his feet, even if he’s bending over. It’s a trick of the eye that makes it appear as if it’s resisting gravity.”
Mr Tasker came up with the idea in 2004 and began building a prototype, but it sat in his shed collecting dust until Dr Campbell Price gave him a boost in 2018.
The Egypt Curator at the Manchester Museum was so impressed with his study that he invited Mr Tasker to accompany him on a tour and deliver talks about his idea.
Mr Tasker was encouraged to continue working on it as a result of this.
After an accidental encounter at a vacation house, where he discovered a copy of the Old Testament, he made his breakthrough.
The prophet Ezekiel depicts a “vision of God being transported on” in one passage.Brinkwire Summary News