The iconic structure of Stonehenge is one of the most easily recognizable in the world. Prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire is one of the most famous sites in the world and are also popular tourist attractions in the UK.
Located approximately 3.2 kilometers west of Amesbury and 13 kilometers north of Salisbury, Stonehenge is composed of several circular stone setting around a large rock.
Stonehenge is a Neolithic monument complex in the central and most densely Bronze Age in the UK, including several hundred burial mounds recorded since the beginning of 3100 BC. But allegedly this site has been established around 2500-2200 BC.
Stonehenge itself the name given to the memorial, known as a henge consists of a cage or ring with a trench in the embankment. As often happens in archaeological terms, this is a term legacy of the ancient rulers and Stonehenge should not be classified as a henge in fact, caused his pond is on the side in the trenches.
Although the same age as the age henges Neolithikum that resembles Stonehenge, Stonehenge may have a relationship with another stone circle located in the British Isle as Ring of Brodgar but trilitonnya size makes it unique.
At the beginning of the 20th century, most of the stones were no longer standing. This is probably due to the many tourists who climb around Stonehenge in the 19th century because of their great curiosity.
Since then, there have been three stages of renovation to restore the sloping stone or inverted, and to restore the stones into place carefully. Indirectly, this means that the form is no longer the original Stonehenge.
Construction of the monument and the real purpose of Stonehenge remain a mystery until now. Largely support the idea that Stonehenge was a burial ground, while others argue that it was built by aliens. Stonehenge is also associated with the legend of King Arthur.
Meanwhile, Geoffrey of Monmouth created the legend of the sorcerer Merlin has been taking care of the transfer of Stonehenge from Ireland, where he had built on Mount Killaraus by carrying giant stones from Africa.
Whatever the real answer, there is something interesting about these ancient mysteries and to see a more beautiful scenery, you'll want to come in the spring.