Stonehenge

Hello, today I’m writing a blog about Stonehenge.

The Stonehenge is a very very very old monument in Wiltshire, England. It has a ring of Standing stones with each stone standing about 13 feet high and 7ish inches wide and weighing about 25 tons.

The stones are set in earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Bronze and Neolithic age monuments in England including several hundred burial mounds.

Archaeologists believe it made from 3000 BC to 2000 BC the surrounding circular earth bank and trench, which constitute the earliest stage of the monument, have been tied to 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first blue stones were nurtured between  2400 and 2200 BC. However they may have been at this site since 3000 BC.

Considered to be one of the most famous British landmarks, it has been legally protected Schelduled Ancient Monument since 1882 when legislation to protect historic monuments was first successfully ¬†introduced in Britain. The sites and it surrounding were added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites in 1986.

Stone Henge could have possibly been a burial ground from its ancient beginnings. Deposits containing human bone date from as early as 3000 BC, when the ditch and bank were first dug, and continued for at least another Five Hundred Years.

This is the end of my blog hope you enjoyed!

 

 

 

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  1. When you see it in November you can write about what you saw & what you think it was built for. How did they get those huge stones there & how did they get them to stay upright. See you soon Granny XX

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