Phoenician Origin of the Britons & Scots, 1925. “
The mysterious race who erected these cyclopean monuments, wholly forgotten and unknown, now appears from the new evidence to have been the earlier wave of immigrant mining merchant Phoenician Barats, or “Catti” Phoenicians of the Mur, Mer or Martu clan-“The Amorite Giants” of the Old Testament tradition. And from whom it would seem that Albion obtained its earliest name (according to the First Welsh Triad) of Clas Myrd-in (or Merddin)” or “Diggings of the Myrd.”
“This early Phoenician title of Muru, Mer, Martu or Maratu, meaning “Of the Western Sea (or Sea of the setting sun)”, which now seems obviously the Phoenician of the name “Mauret-ania” or “Mor-occo” with its teeming megaliths, and of “Mor-bihan” (or “Little Mor) in Brittany, with its sun cult megaliths, is also found in several of the old mining and trading centers of the earlier Phoenicians in Brition associated with Stone Circles and megaliths and mostly on the coast, eg., Mori-dum, port of Romans in Devon, and several More-dun.”
“Amorites of Syria Phoenicia-Palestine are called “giants” by the Hebrew in the Old Testament. They are moreover, also called them the sons of (Beni-anak) Now “Anak” in Akkadian is the name for “Tin” and Tarnish, which, as Tarz or Tarsus, we have seen was the chief port of the Amorite Phoenicians, and was actually visited and conquered by Sargon I., is thus celebrated in the Old Testament in connection with Tyre of the Phoenicians. “Tarnish was thy merchant by reason of of the multitude of all kinds of riches; with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.”( Ezek, 27, 12)
It would thus appear that the tin which was imported into ancient Palestine, and which entered into the bronze that decorated Solomon's temple, and formed sacred vessels in that sanctuary, was presumably obtained in most part, if not altogether, from the Phoenician Tin-mines of Ancient Britain.”
There is also the possibility that some of the bronze was made from Lake Superior copper, that was being mined at the same time.
These Stone Circles have been supposed to have been used to track the movements of the sun has been inferred from the existence of special entrances at the cardinal points, and also from the elaborate avenues attached to some of them, and supposed to have been used for ritualistic processions; and also suggested by the apparent later use of some of them by the Druids as temples. They were undoubtedly considered sacred, as seen in the frequency of ancient burials in their neighborhood. This is especially evident at Stonehenge where the great numbers of tombs of the Bronze Age in the neighborhood of that monument.