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Stonehenge and the Map of the Planets


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Today, there are many unanswered questions surrounding Stonehenge and the various the wooden posts that anciently encircle the central stones.

Why were the “circles” 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 any of the known wooden posts at Stonehenge is the orbit of Jupiter.

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.

At the scale drawn by the other planets, if the orbits of the planets were recreated by the positions of the wooden posts, then this argues there must be a circle of “missing” wooden posts at about 50 meters from the centre of Stonehenge. This region of Stonehenge has not been analysed in any prior archaeological study of Stonehenge.

If posts are found at this specific location, this would support many of the arguments I have made in my prior research. For example, I have previously argued these ancient astronomers understood the structure of the solar system and they had already placed the sun at the centre of the solar system. They also knew the shape of planet Earth, and they even took the time to map the entire planet. This last theory is related to navigation and the act of bringing the stars down to Earth to correlate the map of the night sky to places on the surface of Earth. The supporting evidence for this is found in The Map That Talked. For the study that proves Stone Age could read and write, see “The Babel Texts“, and also the recent articles, which are published in 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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