The great reminder of ancient times in Stonehenge

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Stonehenge, the circle of stones, it is just it, a stone circle. Nothing special, not much to make such a big fuzz about. Or? Well, it is a stone monument, built in a circle, but it is so much more. Who built it? Why was it built? How was it built? Did the ancient people know something that we don’t know? Why was the secret forgotten?

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Stonehege, great piece of mystery

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How did the ancient do this?

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Our great guide David, who gave us more questions

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county side. Stonehenge is composed of a circular setting of large standing stones set within earthworks. It is at the center of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. (wikipedia)

Archaeologists believe the stone monument was constructed anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC, which makes these monuments over 5000 years old. Amazing! Archaeological evidence found by the Stonehenge Riverside Project in 2008 indicates that Stonehenge could possibly have served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. (wikipedia)

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Picture of a model. did it look like this?

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A lonely stone aligns perfectly with the other

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Nice view on a chilly day

We visited it on a chilly autumn day, October 25:th 2012 on a tour from London. We had this wonderful guide David, who told us a lot aout this place and asked even more question. Who made this thing? How was it made? Why was it made? The stones were probably transported from Wales, but how? It’s a long way and 5000 years ago there were no highways nor trucks. How did they get the stones one on top of the other, åerfectly aligned with each other and with the sun. We only see part of the stones, they are dig down in the ground for the stability, how was it done?

Maybe the most intriguing question is how. The stones are huge and they must be heavy. And still they are aligned perfectly with the sun, stones are lifted up on top of other stones and the circle is nice, beautiful and well planned. How was it made? Did the ancients have a secret that we don’t know of?

We left Stonehege amazed. Don’t believe people who say that’s a bunch of stones. They are, but they are also so much more. Go there, see for yourself and breathe and think. how, why and could we do it today?

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See you!

 

Stonehenge became a world heritage in 1986. Link: Stonehenge.

My grade for this site is 4,5 globes, maybe even 5, the mystery, the greatness and the secrets that are hiding here are many and worth it.

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//Monika

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