Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. Two types of stone were used to build Stonehenge. They used Sarsen stones that weighed 25 tons and were about 18 feet tall. hey also used bluestones. These were brought from about 240 miles away and weighed up to four tons. Bluestones are a type of volcanic rock. It is only found in certain places and this is why it has been determined that it came from the area 240 miles away. This was the closest place to Stonehenge where it could be found.It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.
It took at least 30 million hours of labor to build and some say it took approximately 1500 years.Stonehenge is the most well-known of over 900 stone ring monuments in the British Isles.
Opinions differ on whether Stonehenge was built for ritual activities or whether it was built as an astronomical observatory.
Some people believe that aliens built Stonehenge but there has not been any proof of this theory. Stonehenge is often referred to when people discuss crop circles.
Some of the more common theories about Stonehenge include: it was a religious place to worship; it was used for human sacrifice; it was a place of burial and cremation.
It’s difficult to come to a definite conclusion about Stonehenge because more than half the stones are believed to be missing and many have fallen over. Some believe that the tall stones are actually grave markers.
Some people believe that Stonehenge is actually a giant clock.Stonehenge was built at least 300 years before the Egyptians built the pyramids. Visitors to Stonehenge used to be able to touch the stones but most of the time today they are roped off.
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