Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in England. Nobody knows exactly when it was built and by whom. Not a single building, but was done in several stages. A theory advanced enough known if it would be built by Druids, a population living in England before winning Romanian. But modern archaeological techniques have shown that Stonehenge was built at least 1,000 years before the Druids in IC 2950, reaching the form we know today in the year 1600 BC.
Not yet know anything with certainty about who built Stonehenge and why. It probably felt that the building was begun in the Middle Neolithic and Bronze Age population continued by. John Aubrey was the one who gave the wrong assumption that Druids would be those who built the monument. He considered writing novels that a place talked about Celtic religion that flourished around the time of the first Roman conquest of Druids (55 BC). It is believed but only just Druids used Stonehenge in an annual ceremony during the solstice.
What is strange about Stonehenge is that it is far from unique in England, but is best preserved and developed as a monument. Known over 100 stone circles within the British Isles and northern France. Some of them were small, only 3 feet in diameter. The largest is that of Avebury, which covers an area of approximately 4,000 square feet. Some of the Avebury stones weigh 60 tons. The builders moved as huge blocks of stone long distances so it is not known exactly. It is believed that they have pulled wooden breasts. Most of these stone circles are smaller than Avebury and much simpler than Stonehenge.
By Maria Morari
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