Stonehenge

Stonehenge… –and nearby Bath, England

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.[1]
Archaeologists had believed that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC.
Stonehenge served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings; Burials continued at Stonehenge for at least another 500 years.
Derivation of the name Stonehenge as coming from the Old English words stān meaning “stone”, and either hencg meaning “hinge” (because the stone lintels hinge on the upright stones)
When one stands within Stonehenge, facing north-east, towards the heel stone, one sees the sun rise above the stone at summer solstice.
Stonehenge is a place of pilgrimage for neo-druids, and for certain others following pagan or neo-pagan beliefs.

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