10 Interesting facts about Stonehenge; MD Shakeel Anwar; Jagran Josh

UK – Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites

The Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire in England is one of the remarkable examples of prehistoric architecture. It is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, and consists of remains of what was once a ring of stones set within earthworks. It is believed that, Stonehenge was a memorate leader of nearby tribes.

10 interesting facts about Stonehenge

1. The structure is over 5,000 years-old, with construction beginning on the first stage of the monument 3100 BC.

2. The structure is older than all the pyramids of Egypt and holds great religious significance for Neo-Druidry.

3. The monument is made of two major types of stone, sarsens and bluestones. Sarsens are the larger ones, some of them reaching 9m tall and weighing over 20 tons.

 

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