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.
