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Stonehenge situated in England is probably the world's most iconic and mysterious prehistoric ruin. There is still mystery surrounding its creation, it has been attributed to Vikings, Celts, Romans and even Phoenicians. In reality, it predates all of these ancient civilizations, with the current technology dating to

Stonehenge History

History of Stonehenge

On analyzing Stonehenge in great detail some historians have even suggested the possibility of Stonehenge providing clues to the end of time in a similar way to the Mayan calendar, a mystery yet to be proven. Future predictions sounds like a wonderful, maybe even magical reason for its construction long ago.

The first records of Stonehenge

History shows that Stonehenge first appeared in the documentary records of Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain which was written in the 12th century. Monmouth Refers to Stonehenge as The Giants' Dance. Monmouth also accredited its construction to the wizard Merlin, who is said to have whisked the giant stones away from Ireland magically.

Despite all investigations experts believe it is possible some area’s of Stonehenge have not yet been discovered and historians continue to research ancient documents.

the transitional period between the late Stone Age and the early Bronze Age, roughly 4,400 to 4,600 years ago.

Hypotheses about why it was built have ranged from a burial site, ceremonial alter to a resting place for the father of King Arthur. Of course its Meridian position has also created rumours of a magical stone computer capable of predicting astronomical events or future premonitions.

 

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It is believed that the Neolithic-aged Britons that were involved in Stonehenge’s construction had project engineers who not only designed and built the monument but had to address the same practical issues that modern architects to today. Some of these challenges include the labour force required, sourcing materials and of course the constraints of those materials. Stonehenge has long been a place of pilgrimage for neo-druids, pagans and those with neo-pagan beliefs. The midsummer solstice first started to attract visitors in the early 1870s. There are records of Druidic ceremonies dating to the early twentieth century, by Ancient Order of Druids.