Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England
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The mystery of Stonehenge. Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain
Stonehenge, a renowned prehistoric monument estimated to have been built between 3000 and 2000 BCE in the county of Wiltshire, England, has fascinated people for centuries. Its circular arrangement of large standing stones remains a captivating mystery, as the purpose and methods of its construction are still debated. What is known is that it was constructed without metal tools or the use of wheels. The largest stones at Stonehenge are a type of sandstone known as sarsens, while the smaller ones are known as bluestones.
Stonehenge's precise alignment with astronomical events suggests its importance in ancient religious and ceremonial practices, making it an iconic symbol of human ingenuity and connection to the cosmos. Stonehenge has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986.