Stonehenge in England is one of the famous prehistoric monuments in the world. Stonehenge literally means hanging stones. Stonehenge consists offsetting of large circular stones which stand erect. The Stonehenge contains many Neolothic and Bronze Age monuments.
Stonehenge Quick Guide
- Age estimated at 3100 BC
- Location Wiltshire, UK
- OS Reference SU 122 422
- Type of Stone Bluestone, Sarsen, Welsh Sandstone
- Worship Lunar, Solar
- Access English Heritage - there is a charge to visit the stones
- Stonehenge was built between 3000BC and 1600BC.
- Stonehenge was constructed in several phases
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- One of the remarkable features of the Stonehenge is its orientation to the rising and setting of the sun.
- The stones which were used to build the Stonehenge came from two places.
- The bluestones which are smaller in size came from the Preseli Mountains which is in South Wales, and the Sarsen stones which are larger came from the Malborough Downs.
- The first monument of the Stonehenge consists of a circular ditch and bank enclosure.
- The outer edge of the enclosed area has a circle of 56 pits. These pits are known as the Aubrey Holes. It was built around 3100BC.
- 30 sarsen uprights with similar lintels forms the outer circle of the Stonehenge in horseshoe shape.
- The surrounding landscape of the Stonehenge contains remains of various prehistoric monuments. These include the Cursus, the Durrington Walls and the North kite.
- Among the remains, the remains of the Bronze Age round barrows are the numerous.
- The Neolithic monument includes long barrows.
- Ministry of Justice Granted License of removing Human Remain found during the excavations.
- The body of the Stonehenge archer, a Bronze Age man was discovered in the outer ditch of the Stonehenge.
Stonehenge is a Britain’s greatest icon . Stonehenge is a symbol of mystery, emitting power, and signifies endurance. In 1986, the Stonehenge was added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The site covers around 2600 hectares.
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