Thursday, April 1, 2010

Stonehenge


Stonehenge doesn’t need introducing. It’s a world famous prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres west of Amesbury, 13 kilometres north of Salisbury and 137 kilometers Southwest of London. It has a very old history. And many people have different opinion about its appearing.


The origins of the name Stonehenge is taken from the combination of 'stone' and 'henge', a tribute to the biggest henge in Britain. Though there is no specific evidence about who built the Stonehenge. It is believed that Druids, Greeks, or Atlanteans might have built the Stonehenge. Stonehenge was constructed somewhere between 31001100 BCE. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust. The circle was aligned with the midsummer sunrise, the midwinter sunset, and the most southerly rising and northerly setting of the moon. The stones of Stonehenge were placed in such a way that they increase in size towards the centre and alternate in shape between tall, thin pillar-like stones and stones of a tapering obelisk shape. Stonehenge is the most well known among the nine hundred stone rings which exists in the British Isles. Most archaeologists believed that Stonehenge’s use had been limited to the ritual activities of different Neolithic chiefdoms before 1950. However, its use as an astronomical observatory was an equally important function of the Stonehenge. Nowadays millions of tourists visit Stonehenge every day. They can watch it walking paths round in a distance, because it is surrounded by the barrier.



Stonehenge Photos



*Stonehenge a nice day



* Stonehenge in the winter



* Stonehenge from google earth


Stonehenge Tours

If you go to this place you will find everywhere stonehenge tours for tourists and students. Dont worry.

3 comments:

  1. It gergous plaece in UK. I suggest everybody that place fro visit. You will learn many things from there.

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  2. Some people believe about that place so different and It is chanced people life style.

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  3. When I was England I haven't been there. Didnt fine long free time But I heard from many friends its cool place

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