Scientists have learned how sounds spread in ancient Stowhenge

Scientists have learned how sounds spread in ancient Stowhenge

Stohenge, also known as Stonehenge, is one of the most mysterious sites on the World Heritage List, so the interest of scientists in it does not subside. The new discovery was made by experts at the University of Salford, who determined how sounds spread in the ancient structure.

Scientists have learned how sounds spread in ancient Stowhenge

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For this, the engineers had to restore the original appearance of the architectural monument. They built a smaller diameter model that is a replica of the old building. At the same time, the stones in it were made in such a way that they absorbed as much sound as the original boulders. After research, scientists said that the structure is a miracle of acoustics. It turned out that its huge blocks amplified the sounds. At the same time, they did not seep outside the structure and people standing next to the stone circle could not hear them.

Scientists have not yet been able to find out why this was done. According to one version, this is due to secret ceremonies that were held inside Stohenge. Also, the authors of the scientific work do not exclude that an ancient burial was located there. At the same time, it is possible that the builders of the structure were not interested in sound insulation at all. There is a version that they were more worried about the alignment of the blocks with the heavenly bodies and communication with the dead.

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