Scientists returned to the mysteries surrounding the unexplained giant circles that can be seen if from above towards the earth in the Middle East region.
The strange circular structures are also known as the “big circles” and are about 1,300 feet in diameter. The unexplained giant circles can only be seen in satellite and aerial views and were first discovered in the 1920s. The scientists returned to them in the 1930s, in 1953 and then in 2002. During this long period of time the scientists have not managed to gather much information regard the origins of the giant circular structures. They found out details about the shape, size and the location.
Apparently, the unexplained giant circles from the Middle East were constructed with low stone walls. Originally the walls did not have any openings and people had to jump over the walls to get inside them. Other details about the giant circles remain a mystery. No one really knows for sure when these strange circles were built.
Archaeologists recently photographed in high-resolution 11 of these circles, which could shed some new light regarding the mysteries surrounding the giant circles. After analyzing the photos, experts believe that the circles are at least 2,000 years or even older. Some theories say that the giant circles may have been built in prehistoric times, long before man knew how to write.
Scientists have not yet figured out the purpose of the unexplained giant circles. One of the archaeologists involved in the research, David Kennedy said that the structures couldn’t have been used as animal corrals due to the fact that the stone walls are too low. Usually, animal corrals did not have such a precise circular shape. The unexplained giant circles have three piles of stones on the edges, which could mean that the circles were used for burial purposes. Scientists believe that the piles of stones were added after the circles were created.
Kennedy said that:
“The landscape of the Middle East is thickly strewn with circular or sub-circular stone-built structures. Most are crude circles, but many are clearly intended to be geometrically precise, although often slightly distorted.”