Historical Events  Religion

Squaring the circle

MMDE: Stonehenge was once rectangular

Current: Stonehenge was always circular

What shape is Stonehenge? Circular, obviously, everyone says. However, recently 3 surviving images from the middle ages have been found which show it as rectangular. Archeologist are now certain Avebury, in Wiltshire, which dates from a similar time as Stonehenge, are now certain it began as a square.

Other differences have emerged. Writings discovered at the time describe "gateways on top of gateways", as if the stones we see today are just the foundations to another layer.

Work was done to Stonehenge in the 40's/50's, but this doesn't seem to be in the same league as the alleged Sphinx makeover.

Henry of Huntingdon was the 12h century historian describing Stonehenge this way. He was the author of a history of England, the Historia Anglorum, "the most important Anglo-Norman historian to emerge from the secular clergy" 


It is thought Stonehenge was built from 3000 BC to 2000 BC.