Stonehenge

Stonehenge
Stonehenge is probably one of the most recognised sites in the world. Once people see a picture of Stonehenge, the image probably rings a bell even if they might not know exactly what it is. As a matter of fact, Stonehenge is a monument that dates back to prehistoric times. It can be found on Wiltshire in England.

Based on Wikipedia’s description, Stonehenge is:

one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. Archaeologists believe that the standing stones were erected around 2200 BC and the surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury henge monument, and it is also a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge itself is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.

The current structure than can be found on the site has actually been renovated several times already. It was first examined in 1666 but the first major restoration was carried out only in 1901. This was done by William Gowland. About 2 decades later, in 1920, William Hawley carried out another restoration. In 1958, another restoration was done and the last one was in 1963. Since then, no more restorations were tried but many excavations have been carried out.

To date, Stonehenge remains one of the most popular tourist sites in the area.


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