Stonehenge Wiltshire, England c. 3000-2000 BCE
Built in several stages between about 3000 and 2000 BCE, Stonehenge is a circle of massive megaliths that weigh many tons, fit together perfectly, and are aligned with the stars.
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 8, 2011
Awe-inspiring as it is, the Stonehenge that stands today is only part of the original construction, which has suffered a great deal from both weather damage and human pillage of its rock. Archaeologists believe the construction of the site was carried out in three main stages, which have been labeled Stonehenge I, Stonehenge II and Stonehenge III. See the Timeline for details. Stonehenge stands in a grassy field in the Wiltshire countryside, and must have been a highly atmospheric site over the millennia since its construction. continue reading →
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- “Official Website of Stonehenge.” English Heritage. Web. Official website.
- National Geographic: Stonehenge Decoded.
- North, John. Stonehenge: A New Interpretation of Prehistoric Man and the Cosmos. Free Press. 2007. Print.
- Chippindale, Christopher. Stonehenge Complete. Thames & Hudson. 2004. Print.
- Johnson, Anthony. Solving Stonehenge: The Key to an Ancient Enigma. Thames & Hudson. 2008. Print.
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