When we think carefully about the world we inhabit and the vast number of unsolved mysteries that have been uncovered, we might be truly disturbed. Currently, some archaeological remains discovered They make us ask ourselves so many questions that don’t have answers and in a way it’s a little overwhelming.
An ancient structure that baffles any observer
In Israel, exactly in the region of the golan heights there is a structure called “Rujm el Hiri”. The name of this megalithic monument, when translated into Hebrew, it means: “Wheel of the Giants“.
One of most famous megalithic monuments in history, little is known about its true origin and the purpose for which it was built. In all the mysterious archaeological sites of which no certified history is known, many conjectures and theories begin to appear, as usual.
Perhaps some assumptions about this enigmatic place are correct. But until they are verified, will remain an ancient legendas is the case with the story of Rujm el Hiri.
What are the archaeological remains about?
This enigmatic monument is the largest found in the Near East. They are a large number of stacked basalt rocks in exactly equal circles. It is estimated that this formation, at one time in history, reached 2.4 meters in height.
Center and aerial view of the megalithic monument Rujm El-Hiri.
An unknown labyrinth in plain sight
The ruins remained in the same place for many centuries, but were discovered in 1967. Why did it go unnoticed? One of the reasons is that looking from ground level seemed out of place.
In order to have a complete panorama of this famous structure must be seen from a certain height. Located 515 meters above sea level, this site must surely have been something extremely important.
A truly impressive build
Rujm el-Hiri was first studied in the late 1960s.
This megalithic marvel was composed of 5 rings of volcanic stones stacked that are amazing when you look at them. The smaller circular lines tend to connect the rings at some point. Make it look like a design with a lot of meaning.
For what purpose was the central mound built?
The stacked group of rocks in the center appear to be the most important part of this striking megalithic structure. The size of the nuclei make a heap bigger than anythingThey are about 5 meters high.
One theory suggests that maybe in the center of Rujm el Hiri A very important person has been buried. However, it appears that grave robbers cleared it and no bodies could be found at what appears to be a grave.
Proof that giants may have existed?
The structure of Rujm el Hiri is so large that many people have concluded that the world was once inhabited by giants. In fact, since its translation means: “The Giant’s Wheelhas given rise to various conjectures.
This enormous building may have contributed to the origin of myths about the ancient race of colossal beings which are even mentioned in the Bible. And it’s actually not the only place known as proof of the existence of giants.
All over the world there are many legends, stories and monuments that indicate were ancient inhabitants of our planet.
A megalithic structure linked to the stars
An archaeologist and an astronomer named Jonathan Mizrachi Yes Anthony Aveni devoted themselves to the study of this great construction. After many years of investigation, they have come to the conclusion that the place is a ancient celestial observatory.
Research by Aveni and Mizrachi noted that the entrance to the center opened at sunrise on the summer solstice. Other notches on the walls indicate the spring and fall equinoxes. Calculations of when the astronomical alignments would have coincided with the stars support dating the rings as having been constructed around 3000 BC. approximately +/- 250 years.
Aveni and Mizrachi believed that walls of Rujm el-Hiri they pointed to the appearance of stars during the period and may have been predictors of the rainy season.
On the other hand, excavations in the fortified chambers have failed to recover any artifacts indicating that the rooms were once used for storage or residence.
Other hypotheses on its purpose
Megalithic marvel Rujm El-Hiri.
It is true that the idea that it is an observatory may seem quite logical. However, other hypotheses indicate that perhaps the inhabitants of the locality They used it as a place of worship for the gods. of fertility and protection, known as Ishtar and Tammuz.
However, unfortunately “the wheel of the giants” remains a great mystery which has not been fully resolved. Perhaps further research will produce more findings that may be useful and shed light on the subject.
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