Sunset at Stonehenge by JJFarquitectos

Sunset on neolitih monument of Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, about 8 miles north of Salisbury. Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

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Some Stones in a Field by johnfharper

Yes, I know, it’s Stonehenge, it’s never been photographed before! I decided to take the motorbike for a run and picked this destination as it’s only 25 minutes from my home. Around 12 noon when I took this, which isn’t ideal. Plus there were thousands of tourists. When I was a younger you could drive up to it, get out of the car, carve your name on a stone, chip a piece off as a souvenir….perhaps move the stones around for a different design, dance around naked if the mood took you 😉 Now you can’t get near it, the whole monument is roped off.

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Stonehenge by annie7

Stonehenge is a massive stone monument located on a chalky plain north of the city of Salisbury, England. Research shows that the site has continuously evolved over a period of about 10,000 years. The structure that we call ‘Stonehenge’ was built approx. 4,000 and 5,000 years ago and that forms just one part of a larger and highly complex, sacred landscape.
The biggest of Stonehenge’s stones, known as sarsens, are up to 30” tall and weigh 25 tons on average. It is widely believed that they were brought from Marlborough Downs, a distance of 20 miles to the north.
Smaller stones, referred to as ‘bluestones’ weigh up to 4 tons and come from several different sites in western Wales, having been transported as far as 140 miles. It’s unknown how people in antiquity moved them that far. Scientists have raised the possibility that during the last ice age glaciers carried these bluestones closer to the Stonehenge area and the monument’s makers didn’t have to move them all the way from Wales. Water transport thought raft is another idea that has been proposed but researchers now question whether this method was viable.

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