10 Interesting Stonehenge Facts
Stonehenge is popularly known as one of the oldest sites in the world and one of the most visited tourist object in England. Scientists predicted Stonehenge has stand since 2,5 millenniums before Jesus born. Stonehenge facts has many mysteries and interesting infos. Here I take 10 of them. Let’s check them one by one.
The early people of England named found name Stonehenge from combination of words Stone and Henge. In Great Britain, we could not find other Henge bigger than this one. The location of Stonehenge is in Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, UK. The exact location is around 137 km south-west of London.
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We cannot find genuine document or script to prove who the builders of Stonehenge were.The options are Greeks, the druids, Aliens, and Atlanteans.
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UNESCCO has protected Stonehenge with legal documentation of Scheduled ancient monument as World Heritage Site since 1986. British Crown controls the ownership and they give the management of the monument to National Trust.
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The architecture design of Stonehenge has become the mathematical and geometrical studies since decades. The design of Stonehenge is simply flawless and mathematically precise. It marks the alignment of Sun, Star, moon, and weather period.
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Stonehenge builder started the building of the site with ditch before surround it with massive stone blocks and circle taken miles away.
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The alignment Stonehenge structured geometrically and near the center of the circle, the stone is larger. The tall, shape, the weight, even the type of the stone is picked selectively.
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From different stone at are used to structure Stonehenge, Bluestones and Sarsen stones are the most amazing. Average bluestones are weighting nearly 4 tons and Sarsen stone is 25 tons. These stone are originating view miles up to 240 miles away from Stonehenge.
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Scientists have predicted that the Stonehenge construction was involving thousand peoples and more than 30 million labor hours
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Stonehenge is not the only mega stone rings in British Isles. This territory has more than 900 stone rings. However, Stonehenge is the most popular and the biggest.
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Geologist, archeologist,and most scholars believed that Stonehenge used to be a place of ritual activities in Neolithic periods. However, they do not deny other possibility function such as astronomical observatory.
There are many facts about Stonehenge beside this 10 list and if you want to know it, Wikipedia is a perfect place to go