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Stonehenge


Stonehenge, located in England has been a wonder of the world for years and years to come.
Its mystery is baffling and can be seen as inconceivable. For over 5,000 years it has
stood silently in its current position. It has been excavated, x-rayed, measured, and
surveyed. Even though so much has been discovered about this wonder, such as its age and
the way it was constructed, its real purpose still remains a mystery. No other place has
generated so many theories as to its purpose than the great standing stones of Stonehenge.
(www.mysteriousplaces.com)


The semi nomadic peoples that populated the Salisbury Plain began to build what is now
known as Stonehenge around 3500 BC. Originally this stone structure was a circular ditch
with 56 holes forming a ring around the perimeter. The first stone place in it was the
Heel stone. (www.mysteriousplaces.com) About 200 years later, 80 blocks of blue stone were
taken from a quarry nearly 200 miles away in the Prescelly Mountains.
(www.mysteriousplaces.com) These stones were


stood up forming two circles joined together. At some point in time this original
structure of the site was dismantled and the blue stones were moved with in the circle.
The gigantic stones were installed at this time also. Some of these stones weigh as much
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