The breathtaking prehistoric monument located near Salisbury in the English county of Wiltshire stands as strong today as it did 3500 years ago. Documented as one of the most famous places in the world to visit, Stonehenge was built in three phases that consisting of over 30 million hours of labor.
There are no written records as to why Stonehenge was built. There are many theories but no confirmations. Some theory it was a place of dying, while others theory it was a place of healing. Some reason Stonehenge was built for human sacrifice while others speculate it's all about astronomy.
What does Stonehenge mean to you?
Some think it is a solar calendar that predicted the sunrise, sunset, eclipse, moonsets and moonrise while others reckon it as a place for worship. The reasoning for Stonehenge remains a mystery.
Some authors state the supernatural must have played a part in the construction of Stonehenge reasoning the stones were too heavy making impossible for anyone to move and carry therefore making Stonehenge a much bigger mystery.
Whatever the reason, the circular landmark of large standing stones is a wonder to everyone as Stonehenge dates back as far as 3100 B.C. the estimated built time.
Construction on Stonehenge
Although total construction was not completed at that time, Stonehenge was built in three phases with a time span of 1500 years. There is also evidence at the construction site that it could actually date back as far as 6500 years.
Throughout history many archaeologists and antiquarians have visited Stonehenge to try and satisfy this monumental mystery. Whether this mystery will ever be solved, Stonehenge draws visitors from all over the world. It is a place to visit that will satisfy your own curiosity. If you'd like to come and pray or meditate or just take in it's architectural beauty, Stonehenge is a place you will not want to miss.
Come see it for yourself
Millions of people come from all over the world to visit Stonehenge. Stonehenge in one word can be described as impressive. You can spend all day at Stonehenge if you like, it is beautiful when the sun rises and beautiful when the sun sets. Both show the colours of the bluestones and sarsen stones with different hues if you'll look closely.
Lay upon the beautiful prehistoric green land and take in the wonder of Stonehenge. It is a great place for all family members to enjoy and create memories to take back home and share with your friends and other family members. It is easy to get to and you can walk around the circle and view for yourself the wonders of Stonehenge. When planning your next vacation you should include travelling to the UK and making Stonehenge a part of your must see.
You will be captivated by the awe from this spectacular monument that has made history for years. You will be amazed by the awestruck construction of the huge boulders and your mind will race wondering how many people it took to create it. You will walk away mesmerized by splendour.