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Stonehenge is what we want it to be

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Nobody agree about why Stonehenge was built, but yes, we all agree it was surely a really tough job.

After almost 3 years living in the grey UK I finally decided to go to one of the most discussed places on hearth.
I didn’t even know it was just 1 hour driving from London! Well, after my last reading and new spiritual interests, I finally got there twice in the same week. Once with the touristic bus organized from London which was leaving literally 3 minutes away from home(http://stonehengeguide.com/london-to-stonehenge-by-bus/), and secondly by car, with my lovely friend, for the summer solstice sunset. I can definitely say: there is something amazing about this place!
The stones are not so big as you could expect at the beginning, but then, if you have a chance to enter inside the circle as I did, you suddenly understand the stateliness.

Let’s try to talk about the history.
Most scientists think that Stonehenge was built around 3000 B.C. Of course no cranes or machinery at that time, but in somehow these huge stones were transported in the Salisbury Plain (southern England) from 150 miles (240 km) away in modern-day Pembrokeshire, Wales (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-16245746).
How?
Also, what this mysterious configuration of rocks was for? Who build it??
Nobody is sure about it but archaeologists have identified the design evolved over many generations: first a circular ditch and bank, then a second phase of timber structures. The third phase saw the arrival of stones. In total, Stonehenge is made up of more than 1,500 tons of rock.

Here some theories:

      1. A burial ground. Scientists have found evidence of cremated remains in and around Stonehenge for about 500 years long meaning that they burned their dead and buried them at Stonehenge.
      2. A place of worship. The stones may have been part of a ritual that included praying to different Gods of the era and pagan worship.
      3. A time piece. There are some scientists that have found that the stones match up with different starts and planets making it a giant calendar.
    4. A place of Healing. Britain’s Bournemouth University archaeologists found bodies in the area that had much damage to their bodies making it possible that people would go there in hopes to get better or that people buried the dead there in hopes that they may go to the afterlife with their bodies in tact.

Stonehenge is unique; nothing quite like it has been built before or since.
The first humans in Britain, at the end of the last ice-age, were primitive, stone-age hunter-gatherers. Then settlers and invaders started arriving from mainland Europe. Was Stonehenge built by ancient Britons or foreign invaders? There are clues to be found deep under the stones.

It could sound crazy but I quite like the theory which connects Stonehenge with Aliens :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Da6UcCy-Ck


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