“Synopsis Most people believe that Stonehenge is an free standing structure with alinement's to the sun, moon and stars. I think it was a building! I can not imagine the people who built Stonehenge... standing in the rain!
Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the
whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who built it.
The stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that was completed about 3500 years ago, but first let us look back 5000 years.
The book (Merlin Built Stonehenge) is a novel with fictional characters and the backdrop is about Stonehenge. Why was it built? Who designed it? How did they move those enormous stones? These questions have been asked for centuries – but what if you could know the answers…
Join me on a journey that goes back in time and see how our ancestors worked together in unity and spirituality to create this wonderful Monument. It was for a reason; it was structural and had a purpose. You will see that Stonehenge is more important than anyone ever thought possible.
Some readers may think that it is historically inconsistent to link the time of Stonehenge with that of Merlin. The great stone temple was built around 2000 BC, whereas the Arthurian Romances, in which Merlin plays a key role, are set in medieval times, so how can the latter have built the former?
There is an explanation! Stories of Arthur and Merlin were first recorded in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Histories of the Kings of Britain in 1138, and soon afterwards, on the orders of Henry II, re-told by a cleric called Wace in the form of a novel titled Roman de Brut. Wace even included in his manuscript an illuminated miniature showing Merlin directing the building of Stonehenge. These stories became very popular, especially in 12th Century France, where they were transformed into the Arthurian Romances by skilled storytellers, such as Marie de France, and the poet Chretien de Troyes.
These tales and romances have coloured our view of Arthur and Merlin to this day, so we tend to see them as medieval figures. Neither the French romancers, nor the historical chroniclers of Henry II’s time, were the first to relate the deeds of Arthur and Merlin. In fact, the origins of these stories lie deep in Celtic Legend.
"I am not an archaeologist nor an academic but I have a unique ability to puzzle and work things out. I am a very systematic, logical person with many years of experience in searching for the unknown. I decided to take on Stonehenge as a challenge and a personal quest in the form of a puzzle. I knew it would take years and there was also the likelihood that my quest would never end. If anyone was to crack it, only I was determined enough to commit myself to such a long-term project. Years of research and study have enabled me to see the questions that needed to be answered before any sort of theory or reconstruction could take place." Bruce’s theories are logical, practical and will change your views on our history, as you think you know it.
Bruce Bedlam believes, he has made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever. He has found not just the building but how they moved the stones, the route, how they raised them, what Stonehenge was used for, and most importantly, who built it. He believes he’s got a story here that is going to astound the world.
Erecting The Stones
The upright stones that make up the Sarsen Circle are not parallel but tapered. The center of gravity is one third from the floor. If a stone 25 Tons were parallel, it would require 12.5 Tons pressure to lift one end. A stone weighing 25 Tons, which is tapered would only require 8 Tons to lift the narrow end. Therefore, a lever with a 16 -1 ratio would require only a half-Ton to raise a 25-Ton stone.
I have done several experiments using men’s weight to pull down on the levers. Human weight is not enough! A small tree used as a lever with a wicker basket woven into its branches. (See Photo) Once the weight descends and the stone raised a few inches, a chock can be inserted under the stone and the ballast removed. The whole process can be repeated time and time again until the weight required becomes less and less as the stone is raised into the vertical position.
The best choice of material for ballast is stone, large pieces easy to handle varying in size. I looked at all the possible shapes for the stone ballast. Round would be the easiest because you could fill the basket by hand and once it has descended open the basket and the ballast can cascade out at the rear.
One of the mysteries of Stonehenge is that there have been hundreds of stone balls found on the site. It has been suggested they were stone mauls or hammers. I spoke to a stone mason and in his expert opinion this is not possible. I believe the stone ball’s, which vary in size was ballast used for lifting the Sarsen Stones!
When each Sarsen Stone uprights is raised into position, it can then be surrounded by soil. When all the Sarsen stones were upright, it would look like a huge mound of earth with only the tops of the Sarsen Stones visible, ready for the lintels to be fitted.
In Stonehenge Bottoms there is an unnatural valley, this could have been the source of the soil. Several researchers have questioned this valley before and suggested it was man made.
It would be easy to walk a lintel stone up the mound of soil. This method is by fastening a log to each side of the lintel stone. Putting a lever in between the logs at both ends and walk the stone up the mound. (Fig 1) Working on top of the earth mound would be very safe and you could adjust the height of your workstation to suit your requirements. All the lintel stones could then be fitted simultaneously and the Sarsen Circle made perfect.
Each lintel has been dressed to 90% but only in the middle on the inside upper edge. This fits perfectly with the idea of one lintel supporting each roof beam.
The mound of earth could then be raised to accommodate the building of the roof and fitting of the roof beams. The buttresses could be locked into position and all the construction done with security and safety knowing you cannot fall.
Finally when the whole building was complete the soil could be removed, leaving the building free standing! I think the spoil from Stonehenge was taken to make up the Cursus. I have read that fragments of Blue Stone have been found there.
Bruce on Stonehenge...
The mystery of Stonehenge may have baffled experts for centuries, but British Inventor Bruce Bedlam is sure he will win people round to his way of thinking.
It has taken Bruce 16 years of research to come to a theory that Stonehenge was a building.
"What I did was look at it and start to ask some questions. Why are the stones so big? Why are they in a circle? Why are they joined together? I had to come up with an answer that would cover all the questions."
One of the most compelling parts of the evidence is that mathematics used in the building.
The answer was in the geometrical form of the stones; the height, width, shape, distance apart and orientation. The most remarkable feature is in that every part of the building has been correlated around the number three, the golden number which has been incorporated throughout the whole design.
There were thirty beams in all but only ten reached the apex. Every third beam which were 56ft long. The remaining beams were 48ft long and were supported by cross members at the top, short of the apex itself. Connecting the beams were three rings of cross members. The first ring and largest is measured to be at half the height of the building. The second ring of cross members is at two thirds the height of the building and the third is where the roof covering would end, this made an aperture or a window at the apex so that direct light could penetrate virtually the whole of the interior.
The distance between the points of the star is the same height of the roof.
The height of the Sarsen Circle is exactly a third of the height of the building.
The outside diameter is a third of the internal circumference.
The angle of the roof is an isosceles triangle with the height of one and a base of three
If you stand in the centre of Stonehenge, the distance to the Sarsen Circle is exactly the height of the building.
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I have been studying Stonehenge for over 30 years. I have tried to tell the world about it. Because it is such a controversial site, it is difficult to get my information heard. I have very little credibility but that is changing.
I wrote the book to make the information I have available to everyone. It will be a block buster film one day. A technical book on such a big subject would be boring to most people. A novel with romance and adventure is much more exciting.”