Secrets of the megalith
In many countries of the world and even on the sea floor are mysterious constructions of huge stone blocks and slabs. They are called megaliths (from the Greek words “Megas” — big and “Litos” — stone). Still it is not known who and for what purpose held in very ancient times in various places of the planet such a Titanic work, because the weight of some boulders up to tens, if not hundreds, of tons.
The most amazing in the world the stones
Megaliths are divided into dolmens, menhirs and trilithons. Dolmens — the most common type of megaliths, it is a kind of stone houses, in Brittany (province of France) is not less than 4500 units. The menhirs are called installed vertically elongated blocks of stone. If two vertically mounted blocks on the top third, such a structure is called a trilithon. In that case, if the trilithons set in a ring ensemble, as in the case of the famous Stonehenge, such a structure is called a cromlech.YDo still no one can say exactly for what purpose constructed these impressive structures. Hypotheses on this account very much, but none of them can comprehensively answer all the questions of these majestic silent stones.
For a long time the megaliths associated with the ancient burial ritual, but next to most of atacamena structures archaeologists found no graves, and those that were found most likely made at a later time.
Most rasprostranennaya and supported by many scientists, the hypothesis links the construction of the megaliths, with the most ancient astronomical observations. In fact, some megaliths can be used as viewfinders that allows you to capture the points of sunrise and sunset and moon in the days of the solstices and equinoxes.
However, opponents of this hypothesis there is a fair questions and criticisms. First, there are many megaliths that are difficult to link with any astronomical observations. Secondly, why ancient people in that distant time it took such a laborious way of understanding the movement of heavenly bodies? After all, even if in this way they tried to set the timing of agricultural work, it is well known that the beginning of sowing depends much more on soil conditions and weather than from a certain date, and may shift in one direction or another. Thirdly, the opponents of astronomical hypotheses rightly point out that with such an abundance of megaliths, such as at Karnak, you can always pick up a dozen stones, allegedly installed astronomical purposes, and what then was meant for the thousands of others?
Impressive and the scale held by the ancient builders of the works. Do not dwell on Stonehenge, about it already wrote a lot, let us remember the megaliths of Carnac. Perhaps, it is the largest megalith ensemble in the world. Scientists believe that at first he had up to 10 thousand menhirs! Now there is only about 3 thousand of vertically mounted stone blocks, reaching in some cases a height of several meters.
Assume that initially the ensemble stretched for 8 km from Saint-Barbe to the river Crash, now it remained only for 3 kilometres. There are three groups of megaliths. To the North of Carnac is the cromlech in the form of a semicircle and eleven lines, of which there are 1169 menhirs height from 60 cm to 4 m. the length of the number is 1170 m.
No less impressive, and the other two groups, probably together with the first was a single ensemble, in the late XVIII century it was more or less preserved in its original form. The largest menhir of the whole ensemble was the height of 20 meters! Unfortunately, he tumbled down and fractured, however, and in this form the megalith inspires involuntary respect for the creators of such miracle. By the way, even with the help of modern technology it is very difficult to handle even with a small megalith in case we need to restore it in its original form or moved elsewhere.
All “blame” dwarfs?
Megalithic structures have been found even at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean and the oldest megaliths belong to 8-th Millennium BC. Who was the author so voluminous and mysterious stone structures?
In many legends, mentioned the megaliths, often appear mysterious mighty dwarfs that can effortlessly perform unbearable for ordinary people. So, in Polynesia such dwarfs are called menehune. If to trust local legends, they were ugly-looking creatures, only resemble human beings, growing up to 90 cm.
Although menehune had the look that made the blood run cold, dwarves in General were friendly to people and sometimes even helped them. Menehune couldn’t stand sunlight, so appeared only after sunset, in the dark. The Polynesians believe that these dwarfs are the authors of the megalithic structures. Interestingly, in Oceania, menehune appeared, arriving at the large three-tiered island Kuahelani.
If menehune was required to go on land, flying their island sank into the water and swam to shore. After performing the scheduled work, the dwarfs on the island, rose again into the clouds.
Famous Caucasian dolmens adygeytsy called homes of dwarfs, and in Ossetian legends are referred to the dwarfs, which was the name of the people of Bizerta. Dwarf-Vicente, despite its height, possessed great strength and was able at one glance to topple a huge tree. There is mention of the dwarfs, and the aborigines of Australia: as you know, on this continent also in a large number of megaliths are found.
In Western Europe, where there is not shortage of megaliths, also spread the legend of the mighty dwarfs, which, like the Polynesian menehune, can not stand the light of day and differ remarkable physical strength.
Although many scientists still remains some scepticism towards the legends, widespread in the folklore of the peoples of information about the existence of a small powerful folk should be based on some real facts. Maybe the Earth actually once existed a race of dwarfs or they were aliens from outer space (think about the flying island of menehune)?
The mystery still remains a mystery
The megaliths probably created with is still unclear to us. This is the conclusion of scientists who studied the unusual energy effects that are observed in the locations of the megaliths. So in some stones, the instrument was able to register weak electromagnetic radiation and ultrasounds. In 1989 under one of the stones, the researchers caught even unexplained radio signals.
According to scientists, such mysterious effects can be explained by the fact that megaliths were often established in places where the earth’s crust are faults. How the ancients found these places? Maybe with the help of dowsers? Why the megaliths were set in the energetically active areas of the earth’s crust? These are the questions scientists are still no clear answers.
In 1992 Kyiv researchers R. S. furui and Y. M. Shvaydak proposed the hypothesis that the megaliths can be complex technical devices, namely, generators of acoustic or electronic fluctuations. A rather surprising assumption, isn’t it?
This hypothesis was not born on an empty place. The fact that English scientists have established that many of the megaliths emit ultrasonic pulses. As suggested by scientists of the University of Oxford, ultrasonic vibrations occur due to weak electric currents, induced under the influence of radiation from the Sun. Each stone radiates a little energy, but overall the megalithic stone complex can sometimes create a powerful energy surge.
Interestingly, for most of them the creators of the megaliths were selected rocks containing large amounts of quartz. This mineral is able to generate a weak electric current under the influence of compression… As you know, the stones from the temperature difference then shrink, then expand…
The mystery of the megaliths was trying to figure out from what their creators were a primitive people of the stone age, but this approach was unproductive. Why not assume the opposite: the creators of the megaliths had a very developed intelligence, allowing them to use the natural properties of natural materials for solving unknown to us until technical problems. In fact the minimum cost, and what a disguise! These stones have stood for thousands of years, carrying out their tasks, and only now people having some vague doubts about their true purpose.
No metal would not stand so long, he would have pilfered our enterprising ancestors ate or corrosion, but the megaliths are standing still… Maybe someday we’ll reveal their secret, and while these stones are better left alone. Who knows, maybe these structures are the converters of some terrible natural forces?