Solving (Maybe) the Mystery of Stonehenge in England
Ranking as one of mankind's Wonders of the World, the origin of the prehistoric Stonehenge monument in England's southern plains has always been a mystery. Was it built to worship the sun and moon? A huge astronomical calendar to mark the seasons? A pagan shrine for sacrificial offerings? A vortex to capture energy? Or, perhaps, as a work of art? Recent excavations suggest that Stonehenge was probably built as a gathering place or place of pilgrimage for healing. The inner circle of heavy Bluestones, known by geologists as "spotted dolomite," were thought to possess healing powers. Archaeologists have discovered chipped blue stones at the ruins, indicating that bits and pieces of stone were carried around by the ancient inhabitants, much like copper bracelets worn today. Many burial sites nearby reveal that the pilgrims were afflicted with diseases and signs of injury, making ancient Stonehenge like a modern Lourdes.