What Is Stonehenge?

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Stonehenge is a giant stone circle located in Britain. It was built around 3150 years ago,many believe by its ancient inhabitants. Whats remarkable about Stonehenge is that its stones were not just lying around, they were transported from thousands of miles away. Worse yet they are thousands of pounds which would make putting them up into their formation a huge difficulty. So why would they make it? Many historians believe it was a tribute to their gods, a human sacrifice table. But why would they take such hardships to do this? What do you think is the secret of stonehenge?
 

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A clock... or a calendar. I remember reading something regarding Stonehenge and the sun's location at sunset all over the year. Someone inside could notice those changes between seasons.

I doubt they'd build that just to watch the sunsets. There must be more to it for sure.
 

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yeah I don't know either seems like an awfull lot for just a calander but maybe if you got no T.V its somethin to do
 

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I don't believe in the 2012 theory's. They all have evidence behind them, but its not possible all of them can happen at once
 

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here's a report that seems to point to it being some type of druid worship place equiped with a slaughter stone for sacrafices of some type..it is comonly believed that this was to occure on the summer solsticewhen the sun rises inperfect alignment with the stones
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/england/stonehenge
just another point of view on it
 

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The construction of Stonehenge took place in three stages, beginning in 3100 BC, when the first builders created a large circular ditch and bank, and dug pits known as Aubrey Holes. At this time they also erected two large Heel stones, only one of which remains. Until recently, the first Stonehenge was thought to have been either a temple for sun worshippers or some type of astronomical clock or calendar.

 
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Last thing I read was that it was not a solar calander but a lunar one. Love to go there and have a "very, very, very mini" model of what the completed version might have looked like around 12,000BCE, 10,000BCE is a little to late for completion sayeth the folks I watched from ther BBC-A.
 

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Stonehenge has been the focus of archaeological investigations for a very long time indeed, beginning with the likes of William Harvey and John Aubrey in the 17th century. Although claims for Stonehenge's 'computer' have been pretty wild, the alignment of the stones is widely accepted as intended to mark the summer solstice.
 

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A marker for the universe, a energy centre situated on a ley line or field of energy.

Connection to position of the earth in the universe. There's a lot more to it than a few big stones arranged.:)

It also points to 12,500 years ago as another has said.
 
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what people should look in to is what makes up those huge stones and the little ones too. highly conductive.
do you know why there is a fence around it now? it cos there was a group of hippys camping there some times in the early 90s. a park ranger of sorts and a police officer were near and could see lightning crashing over and over on to stone hendge and could hear very loud screams. when they got all the way there they could not see anyone there. they stayed a little back until the lightning stopped. by the time they walked in the hendge they could not see anyone, only three tents, a fire still burning well, bags of camping stuff and five sets of clothes just sitting on the ground. each piled up like shirt ontop of pants and pants ontop of shoes.

since then no one is aloud near it on winter solstis or summer solstis.
i remember watching this report with my friends over and over.
hope this helps.
 

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There are solstice celebrations there twice a year, every freaking year.

Where do some people get these ideas?
Lord!

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yes they do but only on the summer solstice. look it up if you want or ill get the info for you.
 

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yes they do but only on the summer solstice. look it up if you want or ill get the info for you.
Don't know about you; but for me, dancing around naked in the middle of December in the UK is a non-starter.

Oh. And this:
Each year in December visitors from around the world gather at Stonehenge early in the morning to mark the Winter solstice and to see the sunrise above the stones. The sunrise on the 22nd of December at 8.04am. We will be there for sunrise!

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It's not generally known, but it's true that Stonehenge was repaired in the modern era - I believe it went through some renovation at two different times.

Not that they got it wrong or anything. A stone falls over, even thousands of years after it fell experts can still find exactly where it stood and put it back carefully.

Soil disturbances don't go away and are one of many phenomena used to determine the value of initial investigations like trenches.
Trenching is used all the time when looking for evidence of habitation (for example,) among other things. It's probably the MOST used exploratory tool in the archaeology toolbox. Soil disturbances are what trenching is looking for.

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