Stonehenge VS Goindol

It is certain that everyone knows about Stonehenge, one of Ten Wonders of the World. Stonehenge, which means “stones hanging in the air “,is a relic in Southern England made up of 80 huge stone monuments of 8 meters high and weighing 50 tons.

In 2008, a joint research team from 5 universities in England announced in a newspaper that Stonehenge was the tomb of powerful men of the region in 3000 BC. But some people believe it was used to as a “temple” to perform ancestral rites for God or an observatory to observe stars in the sky. Furthermore, some people say that it would not have been possible for people in 3000 BC to make the 80 huge stones stand. The purpose of Stonehenge has not been identified so far. For this reason, it is chosen as the most typical Wonder of the World, today.

Similarly in Korea, there are Goindols(Dolmens), a world wonder like Stonehenge.

Goindol

The Goindols are a World Heritage which shows the megalithic culture of the prehistoric age. Korea is a country of Dolmens with as many as 30,000 examples, about 70% of the world’s Dolmens. In particular, many mysterious Dolmens, with a lot of holes, are found in all parts of the Korean Peninsula. Some scholars who have studied the size and condition of the holes identified them as an ancient astronomical chart corresponding to zodiac signs. They also concluded that the Dolmen astronomical chart was made around 3000 BC, 1800 years before the Babylonian astronomical chart of the Mesopotamian civilization in 1200 BC which was known as the cradle of the ancient civilization.

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