Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Mysterious “Wheel Of Giants” Is As Old As Stonehenge

A mysterious stone circle in the Middle East is estimated to be nearly 5,000 years old a similar age to Stonehenge and may have been used for gruesome sky burials. However “Stonehenge” is believed to date back around 4,614 years.  Thei prehistoric stone monument of Rujm el-Hiri means (stone heap of the wild cat) or Hebrew name Gilgal Refaim means (wheel of giants) went unnoticed for many centuries in the disputed region of the Golan Heights.

However, the mystery remains about why the monument was built. It's known in Arabic as Rujm el-Hiri, or "stone heap of the wild cat," and Gilgal Refaim in Hebrew, which means "Wheel of Giants" and refers to a race of giants mentioned in the Bible. It is easily said to be one of most mysterious structures in Middle East’s, but it's easy to miss from the roadside. Archaeologists believes, it’s dated is way back to 5,000 years old but they still don't know the purpose and why this was built? Moreover several interesting theories include an ancient calendar, or a “sky burial” site in which dead bodies were placed on top of stone mounds to be picked apart by vultures. The first image was released in 1967 when Israel captured the territory of Syria during a six day war. Hence, a number of excavations have revealed one of the oldest and largest structures in this region. The explorers believe, construction has built as early as 3,500 BC and other notable parts have added to structure about 2,000 years ago.

Well, it's an enigmatic site, on megalithic tombs with the Israel Antiquities Authority, and scientist come and is amazed by the site and think up their own theories. However, standing on the ground inside the structure looks like a labyrinth of crumbling stone walls overgrown with weeds. Therefore, only from the air does the inspiring shape of a gigantic bull's-eye clearly emerge easily remained a mystery for millennia and thought the monument could have astronomical significance and may have been used as an observatory.