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
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.
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.