Stonehenge one of the worlds greatest mysteries. Who built it? How much does it weigh? Scientist are still working on the case. But for now only a couple things are certain. Read more to find out what Stonehenge is and why it is there.
Size and weight Of Stonehenge
Where It Is Located And How Far The Stones Came From
The Stonehenge is located on A344 Amesbury, Wiltshire Sp4 7DE United Kingdom In Southern England. Some Scientist think glaciers dropped the Bluestones as they moved over the land. Stones came from 250 miles away.
It was built from around 3100 B.C to 1600 B.C more than 5,000 years ago. One of the stones came from a distance away it is called the heel stone. There are carvings of a dagger and a axe that you can only see when the sun is shining on it. It may have been an ancient calendar telling where the sun rises and where it sets on summer and winter solstices. People think they were used to study astronomy or helped predict eclipses. People have buried rich people near the stones. Some people say it was used for healing. But some people have found blood stains on the stones because of murder. But scientist have said it is from iron in the rock and rain coming down with all of the storms.
In conclusion we still have stuff to figure out about Stonehenge. Many things will remain forever.
Solstices- A solstice is an astronomical event that occurs twice each year as the Sun reaches its highest or lowest.
Eclipses- When the Moon moves into the Earth's shadow.
Druids- A priest, magician, or soothsayer in the ancient Celtic religion.
Stonehenge- A big Henge of stones. That is famous in southern England.
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Who Built Stonehenge?
Theories and How Big The Property Is
People have many, many theories. The first one is ancient people called Druids used it as a temple some claim that a Druid named Merlin was in charge of the project. Some others think aliens told ancient people to build it. The property is a 32 yard diameter.