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The Geometry...

One of the most compelling parts of the evidence is the mathematics which were used in the building, reflected in the geometrical form of the stones; their 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 was 56ft long. The remaining beams were shorter, at 48ft long. These were supported by cross members at the top, just short of the apex itself. Connecting the beams were three rings of cross members. The first ring, which is the largest, can be measured as being 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 window, at the apex, so that direct light could penetrate virtually the whole of the interior.

From the level of the lintels of the outer Sarsens, a further thirty beams formed a buttress, supporting the weight (and therefore the outward thrust on the stones) of the roof. At ground level, these formed the shape of a star. The distance between each point of the star equals the height of the building!

The height of the Sarsen Circle is exactly one third of the overall height of the building.

The distance from the Sarsen Circle to the stone footings of the buttresses is one third of the diameter of the Circle.

From the centre of Stonehenge, the distance to the Sarsen Circle is exactly the height of the building.

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