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Stonehenge, a prehistoric monument, is located on the Salisbury Plain in the county of Wiltshire, England. The monument is incredibly easy to get to with parking on the opposite side of the access road and an under road tunnel offers the visitor immediate access to the site. Current analysis suggests the monument was constructed in three main phases, 3050BC (a ditch and bank (henge)), 2600BC (central wooden structure erected) and 2500~1500BC (The stones erected and realigned many times over nominally 1,000 years). Archaeological studies in 2008 determined that the area was used as a burial site from 3000BC to 2500BC.

Whatever the history, the initial view from the road is very impressive but closer examination does not give the casual observer any further appreciation of the meaning, purpose or alignment of the stones relative to our sun and other astronomical bodies. Certainly a place worth visiting, however there is definitely a need to research recent scientific analysis to gain a genuine 'modern' understanding of it all. The place is certainly mysterious, I for one cannot fathom how such gigantic stones were moved vast distances and then erected in bygone times.

CIRCLE OF STONES & LINTELS: The array of large stones and overhead lintels form a circle known as the Sarsen Stones, studies have revealed they were brought some thirty kilometres from Marlborough Downs to the site. The smaller stones are known as Bluestones, these were apparently brought from the Preseli Mountains in Wales, some three hundred and eighty kilometres away!.

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL STONES: Numerous large and small individual stones are located beyond the Monument 'circle of stones' and they have been determined to have special meaning....

THE HEEL STONE

THE SLAUGHTER STONE

THE STATION STONE

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Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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