We’ve posted many news stories over the years about trying to discover the identity of the builders of Stonehenge. Now archeologists have found a entire workers’ village of about 25 houses buried about 2 miles away from the prehistoric observatory. It may also have been a kind of hotel where festival-goers could stay, where there was once a wooden version of the Stonehenge circle.

The village has been carbon dated to about 2600 BC, which is the same time that Stonehenge was built. LiveScience.com quotes UK archeologist Parker Pearson as saying that the Great Pyramid in Egypt was built around the same time.
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Lately we’ve been reporting on a Stonehenge that has been discovered in Brazil. Perhaps the imminent destruction of the Amazon rainforest in that country is leading us to discover these mysterious structures. Now another Stonehenge has been discovered, this time in France.
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Two months ago, we reported on a Stonehenge that has been discovered in Brazil. Now archeologists are learning more about it. Here’s what points to the idea that the huge rocks may be a calendar, like Stonehenge is: on December 21, which is the shortest day of the year, the shadow of one of the blocks disappears.

It was important for early humans to keep track of the shortest and longest days of the year, because when the days began to get longer, they knew that the harsh winter was over for another year and that their lives would therefore continue. Scholars say that we don’t know the real date of the birth of Jesus, but that December 25 was chosen because it’s a date when calendar-watchers would be assured that spring was again coming to the earth.
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Several years ago on Dreamland we interviewed two researchers who had evidence that prehistoric man traveled long distances by sea. The famous Stoneghenge in England is between 4,000 and 5,000 years old, and Stonehenge-type calendars have been found in other places, all over the world. Now a structure which is similar to Stonehenge and which is at least 2,000 years old, has been found in South America.
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