Stonehenge England

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.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
248487
Names
Stonehenge
Coordinates
51.1788440° N, 1.8261890° W
Dates
c. 3000-2000 BCE

Location Map

Map showing the location of Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

Aerial View

Aerial view of Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

3000 BCE
Construction of Stonehenge I
2500 BCE
Stonehenge I abandoned
2100 BCE
Construction of Stonehenge II
2000 BCE
Construction of Stonehenge III
1900 BCE
About 20 bluestones from Stonehenge II are erected in a horseshoe shape inside the sarsen horseshoe in the center of Stonehenge III.
c. 1100 BCE
The Avenue near Stonehenge extended