Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Who Built Stonehenge?

Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the question – Who built Stonehenge?

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres north of Salisbury.

Stonehenge is one of the most famous Neolithic sites in the world composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

Who built Stonehenge and why? Using computer modelling, anthropologists reveal the face of a man who may have contributed to the construction of this ancient structure 4,300 years ago. 

Building Stonehenge 

The general belief is that Druids built the ancient circle of stones. 

Building Stonehenge 

Recent archaeological discoveries and new technologies reveal Stonehenge to have been built long before Druids arrived. Did the technology to build the famous ring stone round exist 4000 years ago?

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