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What Is Stonehenge

Stonehenge MysteryStonehenge is a giant circle of stone megaliths found near Salisbury, England. Stonehenge is thought by many to have its origins in ancient druidic societies. This monumental circle of stone monoliths was constructed between 4,000 and 5,000 years ago by an unknown civilization. It is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world.

Stonehenge consists of a broken ring of standing stones with a smaller ring of stones inside, and was once surrounded by earthworks. Stonehenge is located among many other Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in the same area, including hundreds of ancient burial mounds. Many mysteries surround Stonehenge, and theories abound about its use and the ancient civilization that constructed it.

Here is a great overview of new Stonehenge discoveries and what these new discoveries reveal about it’s history:

Stonehenge Location and Alignment

Stonehendge is found at Latitude 51d 4’ North, Longitude 1d 48’ West. On the longest day of the year (the Summer Solstice), the rays of the rising sun appear directly over the top of one of the primary stone megaliths, creating a shadow that extends directly through the center of the five pairs of pillar stones topped with another. There are other alignments with moon and stars that have been noted by archeoastronomers as well.

Stonehenge History

The monolithic stone circle at the site of Stonehenge may not be the earliest use of that site by ancient civilizations. New discoveries regarding Stonehenge history show that just nearby (in fact, in the location that is now the parking lot for Stonehenge visitors) is another archaeological site from thousands of years prior to the erection of the giant stones. Recent research has suggested that the area was a sacred place used in the worship of the sun, moon and stars as far back as 8000 BC (the Middle Stone Age).

Newly Discovered Stonehenge Facts 

Research suggests that the inner circle of “bluestones” may have been raised on the site as long as 1,000 years before the larger stones of the outer circle. Archaeological evidence shows that the site may have begun as a burial ground for ancient civilizations even before the first stones were erected there.
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Stonehenge Mystery and Secrets

June 18, 2013 - Mystery surrounds Stonehenge, as there are no records of the civilization that constructed it, and only theories about what its purpose was. Another mystery is how the giant stone monoliths were transported to the area. Some research points to stones coming from two entirely different geographic are ...

Facts About Stonehenge

May 20, 2013 - Stonehenge is a mysterious, ancient monument created by methods unknown more than 5000 years ago. It is located near what is now Salisbury, England, on a bare, chalky plain, out of huge stone monoliths weighing many tons each. Some of the facts about Stonehenge only add to its mystery. For example ...

Stonehenge Mystery What Secrets Are In Plain Site?

May 19, 2013 - The great stone circle of Stonehenge in England is a continuing mystery to those who study archaeology and anthropology. Nobody knows for certain who built the monolithic construction or how the giant slabs of stone were transported to the plain on which it stands. Some believe that deep knowledge o ...

Stonehenge Aliens Connection

May 14, 2013 - Stonehenge, the great circle of stone monoliths near Wiltshire, England, is thought by some to have been built as a religious site by those who worshipped “gods from the sky.” There seem to be many relationships between the placement of the primary stones and the paths of the sun, moon ...

American Stonehenge Discovery

May 7, 2013 - The ancient stone construction called by some the American Stonehenge is located on approximately 30 acres near the town of Salem, New Hampshire, in northeast USA. The origin of the site is unclear, although many believe that it was created by a pre-Columbian civilization that was not Native America ...
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