Stonehenge and the orbits of the planetsStonehenge and the orbits of the planets

There are many questions surrounding Stonehenge and the various the wooden posts that used to encircle the central stone circles.

Why were they not perfect circles? What were they used for? And why were the wooden posts left to rot and disappear? In a recent study by Derek Cunningham, it has now been shown that the location for the known wooden posts are consistent with the orbits of the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Saturn1. The only orbit that could not be matched to the layout of the wooden post sites at Stonehenge is the orbit for the planet Jupiter.

At the scale drawn by the other planets, if the orbits of the planets were recreated by the positions of the wooden posts, then there should be a circle of “missing” wooden posts about 50 meters from the centre of Stonehenge. This is in a region that has never been studied.

Below is a short video, which shows how the orbits of the planets overlap with the known locations of the wooden posts. The outer orbit, which is marked by Saturn, overlaps with the location of the wooden post holes that were uncovered in the 1960s in the old car park to the west of Stonehenge. This is seen in the second video as the round dot at the small crossroad that crosses the main road and leads to the Tumuli.

If this theory is correct, this would support many of the arguments I have previously made; the most important being that ancient astronomers understood the sun was at the centre of the solar system, and they knew the shape of planet Earth, and they even took the time to map the entire planet. This last theory, which relates to bringing the stars down to Earth, was proposed in my first book book, The Map That Talked. For the study that proves Stone Age could write, see “The Babel Texts“, and the recent articles in the Babel Texts Research Letters2,3.


  1. Derek Cunningham, Stonehenge And The Orbits Of The Planets. Do The Ancient Wood Posts Surrounding Stonehenge Mark The Planets Orbits?, Babel Texts Research Letters, Feb. 25, 2024.
  2. Derek Cunningham, A Reanalysis Of The Angles Present Within The Babel Text: Does An Increase In The Size Of The Error Bars Change The Analysis? Babel Texts Research Letters, March 17, 2024.
  3. Derek Cunningham, New Study Reveals Stone Age People Could Read – and were Homo sapiens the first species to learn to write?, Babel Texts Research Letters, February 25, 2024.
  4. Derek Cunningham A new look at the Babel Text on the Lingjiatan Jade Eagle Part I: Is this the Earliest Written Names of the Planets, Babel Text Research Letters, March 9, 2024.

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