Stonehenge

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by Conrad82
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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
World History
Grade:
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Stonehenge

There are many theories about how the Stonehenge landmark was built like as a burial ground, forastronomical observatory,a bigsun clock, even by aliens, butmost Archaeologists believeit was built between 2000,and3000 BC for Neo-druidry ritual ceramonys.

In 2008 archeologists found several hundred burial mounds under the boulders, so they believe that it was a burial mound before the boulders were there.

Since 1986 The Stonehenge landmark is visited by about 1 million people a year

There are about 100 massive bluestone (a rare volcanic rock), and sarsen rocks that stand up in a circular setup.

The stonehenges are in the Salisbury Plain, in the county of Wiltshire, and in England. Stonehenges land is owned by National Trust. The Stonehenge monument itself is managed by English Heritage, but owned by the Crown.

The biggest sarsen rock is about 24 feet tall, and 40 tons in weight.

Stonehenge is located about 2 miles west of Amesbury, and 8 miles north of Salisbury.

Stonehenge is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and it is 1 of the 7 Wonders of the Medieval World.

Whoever built the Stonehenges had to be very mathematicaly sophisticated because it is perfectly aligned with the midwinter sunset, the midsummer sunset, the most northerly setting, and most southerly rising of the moon.

By:ConradRussell3rd PeriodMrs. Mawdsley

Theres a guy right there

By: Conrad Russell3rd PeriodMrs. Mawdsley

You cant really see saturn, and the moon that much.


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