Travel Destination: Stonehenge

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The Stonehenge was said to be built around 3500 years ago in Salisbury Plain, England. The Stonehenge is made up of 162 large stones, also called menhirs, consisting of sandstone and blue stone. The innermost structure is the Altar Stone, which is made of blue stone. Around this is the sarsen horseshoe, made also of blue stone. This is encompassed within a ring of blue stone menhirs. The outermost circle of stones is called the sarsen Circle.

Some theories propagate that the Stonehenge was like a calendar, it marked the astronomical and seasonal events like the summer and winter solstices, the lunar eclipses and the equinox.

The most accurate techniques suggest that the Stonehenge was built in three stages. The first people to work on the structure were most probably the Windmill Hill people, who were a Neolithic tribe from eastern England. There are a great many Windmill Hill burial grounds around the Stonehenge. The second group of people to work on the Stonehenge was the Beaker Folk, who came after the Neolithic Period.

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