An Unsolved Mystery
Salisbury Plains....sounds like a dull name but actually we are here to visit the famous magical ring of stones...Stonehenge. The stones are amazing up close...the pictures don't do it justice. With audio device in hand we are free to wander around the "circle" at our own pace listening to what is known and unknown about the stones.
Stonehenge is a 3500 year-old circle of standing stones and one of Britain's most important monuments. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site with no facts who built this landmark or how it was constructed.
Evidence suggests that it may have once been a burial site. There are theories that Stonehenge may have astronomical, spiritual and possibly supernatural meanings....to me it is the unknown which is so appealing!
Erected @ 2500 BC the ancientness of it is really hard to fathom....quite a mystery!
The stones travelled from Wiltshire to South Wales (probably by boat)
The Average Stonehenge sarsen weighs 25 tons and the largest stone, The Heel Stone, weighs about 30 tons
Some stones are bigger than they look...the tallest standing stone on the site, is buried underground...in total it measures 8.71 metres from base to tip
Approximately 180 generations have passed since the stones were erected at Stonehenge however, people were living at the site long before Stonehenge was built
In 1802 an archaeologist left a bottle of port under the Slaughter Stone.
About 1500 Roman objects have been found at Stonehenge
So worth the visit...