The great and the good have all made the pilgrimage to see Stonehenge, from Barack Obama to Miley Cyrus.
It is no surprise considering the mysterious power it has exerted throughout history. The gigantic standing stones remain a puzzle that still awe visitors today.
A Brief History of Stonehenge
With an unchallenged place as the world’s most popular prehistoric monument, little is known about this early structure. What is known is a little enigmatic. It was almost certainly built in several stages, with the recognisable stone circle raised in the Neolithic period, probably by about 2500 BC. But upwards of 2500 years previous to this, the first monument was erected on the same site.
Later-dated finds such as axe-heads and daggers suggest that this was a site where a range of people met and lived throughout the ages. In fact, later finds show the Romans who colonised the area were fascinated by the area, and made repeated visits to the monument. A 14th Century manuscript details the continued curiosity that the monument inspired, with Geoffrey of Monmouth writing that the wizard Merlin was responsible for erecting the stones singlehandedly!
Getting to Stonehenge
Located just off the A303, Stonehenge is difficult to miss. More…
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