photo and awesome replica by Gabriel Thomson
It’s 2012. We expect to see a lot of awesomeness this year. In order to do our part, we are making this our first post of the year: a Lego replica of the 11,000-year-old megalithic complex called Göbekli Tepe in Turkey the Kurdish part). That’s right, folks–when Stonehenge was new, this was already way, way older than Stonehenge is to us right now!
Well, not this, exactly. This is a Lego. But you know what we mean–in the context of Göbekli Tepe, Stonehenge would have to be considered a modern site. You know all of this, though–since you remember the post we did on that Meterhenge in July! (And, yes, happily we have learned the fine art of the umlaut since then.) We KNOW you read all of our posts! Still, if your memory is not what it used to be, try this link and this video (warning, it’s from the Ancient Aliens show. But it has Stonehenge in it!) to refresh your memory.
Anyway, back on the topic of replicas, we think this one is brilliant. It was created for a contest run by MOC, a Lego fandom group. We hope it did well! Someone pointed out that it even includes the sacred ancient mulberry tree that is near the site. That is the kind of detail we like.
Well done, Mr. Thomson. We can’t score it, not only because it is not Stonehenge but because no one even has the faintest idea of what kind of priests or priestesses would or (like the druids at Stonehenge) would not have supervised its building. If we did, this would probably get 9 of them.
Hope you’re rockin’ it this year! Until next time, happy henging!
photos by Dan “French”
Remember that jelly henge a couple of months ago? The one we suspected was made of blood but that the contributor told us was raspberry and blueberry? No? Well, we said then that we would get back to the topics of the town of Baldock and contributor Dan Not-Actually-from-France “French.”
And now we are doing that thing. These two photos were sent to us by Mr. French (You can see his photo here. Does that even look like a real person to you??) or whoever we’re actually dealing with. Raise your hands: how many of you would have taken a picture of this circle of meters and posted it to the Clonehenge Facebook group for us to see?
As expected, from where we are sitting we see NO hands. Our mysterious friend is on his own. He called the circle Meterhenge, One of the Seven Wonders of Baldock. We were trying to think of ways to be polite about telling him that this was as much like a Stonehenge replica as a traffic cone is like a Giza pyramid replica when we realised that the sly devil was being much more esoteric than he’d let on. This isn’t a Stonehenge replica–it is a replica of the oldest known temple in the world, Gobekli Tepe! The resemblance is stunning!
Mr. French’s comment when we mentioned it: “The name Baldock is supposed to have historical connections to Baghdad, too…uncanny, eh?” Heh. We won’t go into the distance between that part of Turkey and Baghdad in Iraq. He knows all that. Obviously we are dealing with one of the Illuminati, possibly even a shape-shifting reptilian, trying to act like a regular human being. (Remember how we told you that Baldock was founded by the Knights Templar?!) We may as well play along. Yes, Mr. French. Uncanny.
So that’s that. Let this be a lesson to all: don’t send us ridiculous circles of things that don’t resemble Stonehenge at all. We refuse to post them. Unless they resemble some obscure megalithic site that we’ve always wanted to work into our blog somehow, or unless you belong to a race of beings who could wipe out our extended family and both of our friends instantaneously without leaving a trace! This was one of those cases. We leave you, Gentle Reader, to guess which one.
Until next time, which may involve the hither-to unhenged state of New Jersey, happy henging!
P.S.: Are those things actually meters? What do they do exactly? Inquiring minds want to know! It might shed some light on the research at Gobekli Tepe.