The mathematics genius Pythagoras hailing from Samos is famous for his formula for finding the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle. Pythagoras may be credited with discovering the theorem, but in truth, the hypothesis has already been part of many independent theories. A problem that contradicts with Pythagoras’ ‘discovery’ is that the famous monument known as the Stonehenge was built in ancient Britain using the same theorem. The creators of the documentary ‘Megalith: Studies in Stone’ suggest that the builders of the Stonehenge knew about the Pythagoras theorem and the hypotenuse before Pythagoras’ so-called discovery.
The Pythagorean theorem
The Pythagoras theorem consists of a pattern of variables on a right-angled triangle. The model that is caused by the Pythagoras theorem is considered extremely useful for accurately measuring distance in almost any object. The Pythagoras theorem is also used to divide any land, construct monuments and map constellations. Mathematicians and scholars have found evidence of the Pythagoras theorem used in Ancient Chinese and Babylonian cultures. Pythagoras was said to have lived in the sixth century BCE and was proved to be the one who discovered the theorem. Unfortunately, many of the writing that was written by Pythagoras about the theory was lost, like other pieces of literature.
Located in Wiltshire, England, the Stonehenge is a monument that was created in the prehistoric ages. Consisting of a giant ring of standing stones, the structure was built around 4,500 years ago. The Stonehenge is so big that it took several centuries before it was completed. This is due to its size and circular shape that makes up the entirety of the Stonehenge. The resources that were used to form this stone structure is said to have been explicitly brought from two different sources. One of the locations that were used as a source for the giant stones was an island. Mathematicians and architects say with admiration and wonder that whoever was building this monument knew what he was making and how he had to do it, which is shown through the enormous expanse of attention that was taken to create the structure.
The Structure of the Stonehenge
Upon investigating the site, it was revealed that the Stonehenge created a giant right-angled triangle between the structure and its quarries from which its stones originated. The most infamous piece of information that was discovered was that the structure was built around 2000 years before Pythagoras was born, which begs the question if there was someone other than him for who knew about the theorem.
Many believe that for this mind-blowing structure to be completed, many different cultures, some not as contributing as others, helped in achieving the construction. Those who were tasked with the responsibility of arranging and positioning the stones didn’t seem to leave any piece of evidence that suggested any knowledge of the famous theorem. During an interview with the Telegraph, John Martineau an editor mentioned that double squares and triangles are the most basic form of the Pythagoras theorem and is seen frequently in geometry.