The mystery of the so-called Stonehenge Cylinders may have finally been solved.
According to a recent study, the mysterious stone drums discovered in a child’s grave were supposedly used as an ancient measuring device that was used, thousands of years ago, to plan out the construction of one of Britain’s most iconic ancient monuments.
The enigmatic stone drums have baffled experts for more than a hundred years.
The unique, 4,000-year-old Folkton drums are believed to have been crafted during the Neolithic period and were discovered by archaeologists in a child’s grave in 1889.
Ever since they excavation, the enigmatic stone drums–covered in intricate carvings–have been studied by experts who have not managed to understand what their use was more than 4,000 years ago.
Recent archaeological studies reveal that the enigmatic stone artifacts were utilized by Stonehenge’s builders as a standard measurement that allowed the planification of the stone circles some 5,000 years ago.
“Think about the stones used in Stonehenge. Some came from far away,” Professor Chamberlain explained.
“I don’t think they were stupid enough to bring those stones all the way to the site, try them, and find they were too short.”