A new theory of how huge stones moved at Stonehenge

According to British enthusiast Stephen Tasker, he has solved the mystery of how people in the past moved such large objects such as the stones at Stonehenge or in the construction of the Egyptian pyramids. According to the BBC, he designed a lifting machine that he thinks people in those days may well have used (you can watch the video below).

Stonehenge is surrounded by all kinds of mysteries, many of which scientists have yet to solve, in particular, when and for what purpose it was built and what was the original real size of the complex. The outer circle of Stonehenge is known to consist of vertical stones four meters high and weighing about 25 tons. This stone composition is oriented to the sunrise during the summer solstice.

Scientists have been able to determine that the stones were transported from an area some 290 kilometers from Stonehenge and how this was done is one of the most enduring mysteries of Stonehenge. Similar problem, but already concerning the construction of the pyramids, for a long time are trying to solve the Egyptologists.

According to Stephen Tasker of Wales, the answer to these mysteries may be a “long-forgotten machine” theoretically capable of moving almost any weight and defying gravity.

He said that this theory was born after a trip to Cairo in 2004. Then, after seeing with his own eyes some artifacts, he thought that they might not be what they seem. For example, he thought what looked like makeup vessels could be stone rollers to help move objects around. Another object that interested him was the “rockers,” which he believed served not just as sleds to tow objects, but could have been part of this complex machine.

In his opinion, such technology may well have been used to move large stones, both in Britain and in Egypt. He calculated that such a machine could move almost 2.5 km a day, thereby making the journey of the Stonehenge stones take several months.

In addition, given that the stones in the Orkney Islands originated about 400 years earlier than the Egyptian pyramids, this may indicate that the Egyptian priests learned about such a machine and visited the islands to get more information.

As Stephen said, for 14 years he did not attach much importance to his theory. It was only after a conversation with the curator of the Egyptological Museum in Manchester that he continued his research. Moreover, then an additional argument was the quote found in the Bible, where, in his opinion, this very machine was in question: the prophet Ezekiel says, “the vision of God moving on cherubim with four wings and feet, like a calf.” He believes that the “four wings” were rotating wooden planks that were used to propel the machine forward, and the “feet of the calf” were the support by which the center of mass of the load was held.

It is worth noting that some scientists in Great Britain were interested in Stephen’s theory, but at the same time called for caution in interpretation, stressing that it is only a theory. Other scientists disagreed with this theory, considering it a human ingenuity of modern times. In their opinion, the moving of the stones was done with the help of brute labor. Nevertheless, one should not deny the possibility that some ancient symbols may well be not spiritual representations but engineering devices with fantastic qualities and ancient megastructures clearly show the splendor of intelligent engineering and fundamental science.