viernes, 4 de marzo de 2016

Austria to reconstruct Stonehenge as part of an exhibition



The 4000-year-old monument, the purpose and construction of which has baffled scientists for centuries, is being reconstructed to scale in MAMUZ Museum Mistelbach in Lower Austria.

Although it is not know for sure how the original stones - some weighing up to 50 tonnes - were moved from locations around Britain to the site in Wiltshire, west of London, researchers have suggested it would have taken hundreds of men and a complicated rope pulley system.

In 2016, Austrian researcher opted for a more up-to-date solution and re-constructed the site using 3D laser technology.

Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with the seven-metre-tall stones and even touch them, an experience that has been banned at the original Stonehenge due to fears that it would destroy the monument.

The exhibit, which opens March 20th, will also feature information about discoveries made in Lower Austria that archaeologists have described as much earlier versions of Stonehenge, which show how the region transitioned between the Stone and Bronze ages. [...] The Local