Mysterious New Stonehenge Shocks Scientists


The face of the earth has changed dramatically
over time, and most people know that once the whole world was one single supercontinent-
pangea. Yet what might surprise you is just how much
the earth has changed in the time that humanity has been around, a relative blink of the eye
in geologic time scales. While that’s not enough time for massive continental
shifts, it is more than enough time for weather and natural events to dramatically change
territory that today seems familiar, but a hundred thousand years ago may have been completely
alien to you. Humans too though are capable of dramatically
changing our environment, and many coastlines today look nothing like they did before humans
starting expanding landmasses through dredging. The same goes for many of the world’s lakes
and rivers, with some rivers having been completely re-routed from the routes they once flowed
for millions of years! Many lakes and reservoirs now dot the landscape
that would not exist naturally, and in Spain, one such reservoir has kept a long-hidden
secret safely sunken away from prying eyes under dozens of feet of water. Yet mankind is also changing the environment
in another way- global warming. With temperatures rising, water levels in
many natural and unnatural lakes and even rivers have begun plummeting, while global
oceans rise. After years of record-setting high temperatures
in Europe, Spain has suffered a severe drought which has ravaged the nation economically-
but recently, it has also revealed a stunning archaeological secret hidden for over fifty
years. Spain’s interior is no stranger to droughts,
and much of its heartland is made up of very arid territory. In order to help farmers provide water for
their crops and expand farmable land into the interior of the nation, the Valdecanas
Reservoir was built in 1963. The quickly growing reservoir of water however
soon swallowed up an archaeological site known as the Dolmen de Guadalperal- or “treasure
of Guadalperal”. Internationally it was known as the Spanish
Stonehenge, and it was discovered by German archaeologist Hugo Obermaier, though at the
time of its discovery it received very little fanfare. It wasn’t until the reservoir covered the
site that Obermaier’s study of the site was actually published. And thus the ancient monument lay forgotten,
with only the very tops of the tallest stones poking above the water line when water levels
fluctuated. That all changed however as global warming
intensified the effects of drought, and now the monument lies entirely bare, allowing
archaeologists to study it once more. A circular monument made up of 150 large granite
stones known as orthostats, the resemblance to Stonehenge is rather uncanny. Unlike Stonehenge though, many scientists
believe that this formation once was enclosed with a roof. The main part of the monument is an ovoid
chamber five meters in diameter, with an access corridor that’s 21 meters long and 1.4 meters
wide. At the entrance to the main chamber stands
an elaborate stone two meters high that is adorned with a snake carved on it and several
cups, where it’s assumed that ritualistic fluids would have been poured or held in reserve. The snake figure may have been some form of
protective figurehead, guarding the site and possibly of religious importance to its builders. The main chamber itself is known to have been
built by the inhabitants of the Iberian peninsula around 2000 to 3000 BC, as it resembles the
same type of construction as found at other sites west of the Iberian peninsula. Around the entire structure stood another
circular ring of stones, with the inner part of the monument buried under dirt and gravel. Scientists believe that the site could have
been a solar temple, dedicated to the worship of a sun god type figure. It was also likely used as a burial chamber,
perhaps for figures considered noble or important to the tribal society that built the site. Modern archaeologists also discovered plenty
of evidence however that they were not the first archaeologists to visit the site, with
the discovery of many Roman implements indicating that their Roman predecessors had also excavated
the monument. The roman excavators however may have been
more looters and less archaeologists, as scientists found 11 axes, various ceramics, flint knives,
and a copper punch in a nearby Roman trash heap- clearly discarded for not being valuable. Sadly all the years spent submerged have not
been kind to the site, and the water has severely eroded many of the stones. Runes and other engravings on the stones themselves
are all but illegible now, only deepening the mystery of who built this structure and
why. Luckily German archaeologist Hugo Obermaier
and his team had made reproductions of some of the engravings, and today a Spanish archaeological
society has requested the reproductions for study. The future of Spanish Stonehenge however is
up in the air, as it’s expected that the site will eventually flood again as the drought
recedes. Many spanish archaeologists have requested
for the site to be protected, though that would likely require it be physically moved
from its current location and placed on higher ground- something that’s unlikely to happen. If the effects of global warming are not addressed,
then the reservoir will likely remain so low that archaeologists will not have to worry
about the monument being lost forever under the waves. Who do you think built the Spanish Stonehenge? Should this site and others threatened by
climate change be moved for their protection? Let us know in the comments! And as always if you enjoyed this video don’t
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100 Comments

  1. Jace Winer

    November 4, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Somebody better find them aliens who keep messing with our stones. 😐

  2. Cañadasde nachitas

    November 4, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Literally No one their just plain ol rocks

  3. xXxcastenada

    November 4, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Type "spanish stone henge" into a search engine and look at pics of the site. Results are underwhelming to say the least. : (

  4. mradhayuda1

    November 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I love matric

  5. Noel Molina

    November 4, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    I don't get this video, isn't climate change HELPING preserve this monument from the MAN made lake? Shouldn't this lake not exist at all?

  6. ############

    November 4, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Plot twist: Some people placed random stones with the intention to confuse people in the future.

  7. Amber Soules

    November 4, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    0:26 Please tell me I'm not the only one who immediately thought of the Ice Age movies here?! 🤣🤣

  8. Rob Hand

    November 4, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Man made global warming isnt real.

  9. ProzeeYT

    November 4, 2019 at 11:56 pm

    if the sun it creates another sun then the universe never ends and that means life is endless!!!! 😮 and what if life is a matrix Infographics answer me!!

  10. DarnChaCha

    November 5, 2019 at 12:00 am

    When they say west of the Iberian peninsula do they mean western Iberia? Or am I mistaken on what a peninsula is? doesn't the Iberian peninsula incorporate all of spain and Portugal?

  11. RedstoneGodLike

    November 5, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Aquaman put it there so
    He could confuse scientists

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  14. Isori

    November 5, 2019 at 12:24 am

    At least Global Warming has undrowned some rocks. Yeeah.

    By the way, how funny would it be if these "places of worship" were just done on a whim and the guy who planned happened to be a skilled astronomer, so he just alingned stuff to make things easier and more pleasing to him.

  15. Flamma

    November 5, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Literally everyone:

    Makes these idiotic comments

  16. Jimmy L

    November 5, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Nope not called global warming anymore its called climate change lol they cannot make up their mind if earth is cooling or heating up

  17. LBFG Oxidine

    November 5, 2019 at 12:33 am

    My fellow pagan cousins go to Stonehenge on the winter solstice

  18. Defqon

    November 5, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Hey infographics, i really like your videos, but im starting to dislike these clickbait-ish titels.

    Just call it a discovery, a new stonehenge or something like that.

    Also, scientists aren't a single entity, just because they don't have an answer for something doesn't mean they're "shocked".

    One scientist might be shocked, the other one excited. Its weird to call them out like theyre a single entity.

  19. Pro Env

    November 5, 2019 at 12:40 am

    I knew it! There is more than 25h in a day. 5:12

  20. Brennen’s epic vlogs

    November 5, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Everyone confused from the title

    👇🏻

  21. gizmofire

    November 5, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Man made global warming doesn't exist. Climate change is controlled by the sun.

  22. Michael Lee

    November 5, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Challenge for your least important editor: only eating watermelon for a month

  23. GALLO 💵🐓💵

    November 5, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Dumb Dumb Give Me Gum Gum

  24. Fresh Supply

    November 5, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I have a degree in Climate and Environmental Science. You’re using climate change/global warming wrong. A singular drought is an extreme weather event. In isolation, a singular weather event neither proves nor disproves climate change. Rather, climate change is the statistics of many weather events. Basically, we cannot say that those rocks were exposed on this occasion due to climate change, but we could say that they will be exposed more frequently in the future due to climate change (assuming the models indicate so).

    This is the kind of problematic nonsense that has Trump saying “it’s cold out side, climate change must be a myth”.

    Also, global warming refers to the global average of climate change, which is a general warming trend but not everywhere.

  25. Aakash Jadhav

    November 5, 2019 at 1:33 am

    Legend says that this was a portal, allowing people to teleport between spanish Stonehenge and the original Stonehenge…

  26. Tim Honks

    November 5, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Literally No one:

  27. Ryan Springer

    November 5, 2019 at 2:16 am

    I guess that it has nothing to do with farmers draining it for crops and it's definitely because the water evaporated because of explosive dinosaurs.

  28. Виктор Thirteen

    November 5, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Theory:
    When the floods of the bible occured, they coincided with the magnetic polarities revercing an created a shield of water surrounding the globe. These places such as stonehenge revealed a circular cut that opened the water briefly. Some of the water pushed out would travel to other planets such as mars, and end up briefly staying there before evaporating. This would be why there are canals.
    What do you think?

  29. YannaBear135

    November 5, 2019 at 2:40 am

    looks like toes

  30. Ricky Rivera

    November 5, 2019 at 2:46 am

    I liked this video because they used B.C.

  31. Stephen Ng

    November 5, 2019 at 2:56 am

    Enjoy the downvote for espousing climate change.

  32. dem0sin

    November 5, 2019 at 3:03 am

    "global warming"

  33. Aurobindo Ghosh

    November 5, 2019 at 3:22 am

    these two stonehenges might be part of one big building

  34. Icarus

    November 5, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Global warming isn't the fault of humans…

  35. expats united

    November 5, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Really wish Stonehenge would of turned out to be an entrance to an underground city.

  36. MrPortals

    November 5, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Obligatory seahenge comment

  37. Blackout

    November 5, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Propably Atlantis

  38. Jeff The Gamer

    November 5, 2019 at 4:20 am

    What if back in the day we were so advanced that someone created a time Machine to reset back the time so that we won’t repeat the same mistake

  39. Aaron S

    November 5, 2019 at 4:23 am

    So climate change has uncovered this… and this was 2000 yrs ago… so is our current climate the same as 2000 yrs ago??

  40. Dazzling Sky

    November 5, 2019 at 5:10 am

    [ redacted ] was right there’s another

  41. Scott

    November 5, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Literally no one:
    Video about mysterious new stone henge: GLOBAL WARMING!!

  42. dirt builder

    November 5, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Ok cars emits Methan that's probably not true ore

    Its called co2 not ch4

    Just to inform you guys

  43. Anthony Riley

    November 5, 2019 at 6:18 am

    I’m done. Everything is Global Warming! Unsubscribe!

  44. Mark Monheiser

    November 5, 2019 at 6:50 am

    More new Stonehenge and less global warming preaching. J.C.!

  45. bd flavors

    November 5, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Unless you have actual proof of this GW BS stop talking about it as if it is real. All evidence points to lying left wing academics. thousands of legit scientists say BS on the GW claim. When I was born the news was all about the next ice age (1971). how'd that turn out?? Stop with the lies…

  46. Lawin Kharmujai

    November 5, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Come to meghalaya you will find many of them.

  47. Jake G

    November 5, 2019 at 7:44 am

    This has almost nothing to do with the new Stonehenge

  48. Mitch Mine Shafter

    November 5, 2019 at 7:51 am

    WOW I WAS THE 2,500TH LIKE

  49. GamerSamboi 1

    November 5, 2019 at 8:04 am

    The stonehenge of Scotland have stones from Wales.

  50. NorthObsidianG

    November 5, 2019 at 8:45 am

    One word always works.. "Aliens"

  51. Keith Kinoshita

    November 5, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Greta is that you?

  52. Big Bang

    November 5, 2019 at 10:12 am

    lets raid the stones they cant stop us all

  53. Claudia

    November 5, 2019 at 11:39 am

    omfg. im going to spain next year. its on the list!

  54. IsabellaR

    November 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    What would happen if the earth could talk.

  55. Bruce Baker

    November 5, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    stone leftovers from Atlantis 😂

  56. ZOZO

    November 5, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    They’re more worried about moving big rocks than global warming itself

  57. Plug of Juice 999

    November 5, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Like if “global warming” isn’t real👍

  58. Charles

    November 5, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    What's the music in the background…?

  59. Noah

    November 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Global warming is fake

  60. GameSpy DarkAge

    November 5, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Every video I watch, I see the people rocking their heads and I can't help feeling they're all having seizures

  61. Red

    November 5, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Can we put googly eyes on them?

  62. Macsen Wledig

    November 5, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Why you can’t just state a “drought” highlighted the henge instead of pandering to hysterical halfwits is beyond me.
    Stick to the subject at hand eh instead of injecting globalist fearmongering into your channel please.

  63. triet nguyen

    November 6, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Area 51 second raid

  64. kolibrizante

    November 6, 2019 at 12:55 am

    The climate is stable af, get over yourselves

  65. johnnie dantuono

    November 6, 2019 at 1:01 am

    you should do a episodes on battles or Country vs country

  66. Intelligent Beauty

    November 6, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Just saw a T-Mobile ad… Do they know how much shade you be throwing about them???😂

  67. Timothy Howard

    November 6, 2019 at 3:32 am

    The amount of idiots that comment on these videos is ridiculous. Obviously this stone dolmen was made by La Tena Celts and there Predecessors

  68. Dwarfy2k

    November 6, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Why the clickbait title? Its an outright lie

  69. Trey Thompson

    November 6, 2019 at 4:12 am

    don’t move them lol

  70. Darpro045

    November 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

    My goal is to put squirrel shaped magma rocks, on random mountains around the world, just so the people in the future can try to understand the pointless reason.

  71. John Lacambra

    November 6, 2019 at 8:18 am

    The climate has always been changing. Also the climate was a whole lot hotter during the time of the dino's than it is now.

    Also things like Acid Rain has always been apart of Earths' entire history even before the existence of humans. Scientist have proved this by studying and researching the different levels of the Earths' mantle with tests and experiments.

    You have to stop making it seem like climate change is our fault, because it's not. Pollution has always been apart of Earth such as volcanoes. It's mother nature.

  72. Anmol Gems

    November 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Which software you use for editing

  73. Edward Lee

    November 6, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    This epsode – "humans effect global warming and causes sea levels to rise".

    Another epsidode -"North America once had an ocean dividing it straight down the middle long ago. Texas was under water as well as much of the gulf coast".

    You cannot have you cake and eat it too. Which is it?

  74. Astro Falcon

    November 6, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    You sound sick

  75. Nathan M.

    November 7, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Thems just earth teeth

  76. Comanche Scalper

    November 7, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Im sure this video is trust worthy

    SIDNEY

  77. Garth Molay

    November 7, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Shame you don't cite your sources. I'd give this sophomore paper a C.

  78. Jeffrey Turcotte

    November 7, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Why do Infographics keep pushing global warming bs?

  79. Jumb-O- lya

    November 7, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Idea for next episode. Top 5 scams of the 21st century

    1. Global warming

  80. Ian Jones

    November 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    Sooo if we keep global warming the earth we get to keep this monument

  81. Reuf Siminicc

    November 7, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Probably the vikings since they did raid and qunqure at that time

  82. Bxop :V

    November 7, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Some kids were playing hide n seek so they made walls

  83. Claire

    November 8, 2019 at 12:34 am

    It's climate change my dude, not global warming anymore

  84. CWtheBEASTT

    November 8, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Why has this comment section been brigaded by climate deniers? Shouldn’t they all be bashing their heads against walls?

  85. Aaron Slickers

    November 8, 2019 at 9:12 am

    How can I unsubscribe? Sorry, we all know climate change is a thing, but it's clear you have an agenda now.

  86. nunya biz

    November 8, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    there is no such thing as global warming, the earth has periods of warmer than normal temps and colder than normal temps, a couple of decades ago they were saying the earth was cooling( the information is there, look it up for yourselves) now they say global warming is happening just to enact more policies to line their bank accounts with, and some people are too dumb to recognize it.

  87. Marillyn Snell-Greer

    November 9, 2019 at 2:42 am

    I learn so many interesting facts that school would never teach me (For now) Thanks! <3

  88. Ann Tierney

    November 9, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Propaganda. Global warming is a hoax!

  89. N8riz

    November 10, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    So they were responsible for global warming back then too.. We they carbon taxed?

  90. Itsa Games

    November 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    I thought it was climate change now instead of global warming

  91. Jose Flores

    November 11, 2019 at 3:12 am

    how you going to tell us about this but not show actual pictures of the stones smh

  92. Rams495

    November 11, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Global warming? I wish it's going to snow here in WV today 11/11

  93. crzrck

    November 11, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    Okay let me understand this this was dry land up until 1963. And then they dammed up a nearby River or Creek and it became a man-made Reservoir. And all of a sudden 50 years later because of global warming the reservoir dries up. A completely artificial man made lake that was never supposed to exist dries up because of climate change. Well you've convinced me. So the truth really is this we altered a free flowing body of water and nature decided to return it back to its original form the way it was back in 1963. Thanks for trying to scare everybody with the global catastrophe of global warming

  94. CJ Judd

    November 12, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Yawwwnn……

  95. KoolDog427

    November 12, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    We always commit a behaviour before conceptualizing what we're doing, as individual humans growing up and as a human race. We build monuments and shrines to align to the solar behaviour of the closest star, as it gives us life we try to behave like it, just like we do with someone close we really look up to…..

  96. Kris Young

    November 15, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Aliens of course!

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