What is Stonehenge?

A Guide for Young People. by Department of Environment.

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric World Heritage Site 8 miles (13 kilometres) north of Salisbury in Wiltshire, is made of a henge, with standing stones in circles.. There were three main building phases, each between about BC and BC. The first circle, ~ BC, was made of post holes for the timber have been found. Stonehenge Facts For Kids Interesting Facts About Stonehenge For Kids. Stonehenge is one of the great mysteries of our time. Although it seems we are finding new clues about these incredible man made rock formations all the time, they are still shrouded in a lot of mystery. But one presents itself immediately - Stonehenge is aligned northeast-southwest, and it has been suggested that particular significance was placed by its builders on the solstice and equinox points, so for example on a midsummer's morning, the sun rose close to the Heel Stone, and the sun's first rays went directly into the centre of the monument between the arms of the horseshoe arrangement. Today, Stonehenge is one of the most famous ancient monuments on earth. The colossal stone circle of one hundred standing stones took an estimated years to erect. While experts have studied the site for centuries, exact answers as to what happened at Stonehenge are mostly unknown. The mystery of Stonehenge is etched into the British landscape.

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Stonehenge: The Story of a Sacred Landscape This coffee table book by archaeologist Francis Pryor not only looks into the history of Stonehenge and this sacred land, but it also focuses on the site’s wider cultural context, as well as the different ways it.

Bernard Cornwell's epic novel Stonehenge catapults us into a powerful and vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice at once timeless and wholly original-a tale of patricide, betrayal, and murder; of bloody brotherly rivalry: and of the never-ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment/5.

Entrance to Stonehenge is now managed through timed tickets and advance booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and time of your choice.

By booking in advance you will also benefit from an advanced booking discount. English Heritage and National Trust members must also book in advance for their FREE visit.

STONEHENGE. A New Understanding by Mike Parker Pearson. US version of the above book. Also available in Canada. ISBN: Chalkland, an archaeology of Stonehenge and its region by Andrew J Lawson.

An excellent book which looks not just at Stonehenge, but at a much wider area. Rightly shortlisted at the British Archaeology Awards Book Stonehenge tickets in advance - important.

It is also advantageous to book in advance to benefit from an advanced booking discount - do note, prices are. Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site located on Salisbury Plain, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

It was built in six stages between and BCE, during the transition from the Neolithic Period to the Bronze Age. According to the 12th-century writer Geoffrey of Monmouth, whose tale of King Arthur and mythical account of English history were considered factual well into the Middle Ages, Stonehenge is the.

A guide for young people. A book that speculates on how and why Stonehenge was built. Stonehenge (stōn´hĕnj´), group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, S nent among megalithic monuments in the British Isles, it is similar to an older and larger monument at Avebury, some 20 mi (30 km) great prehistoric structure is enclosed within a circular ditch ft (91 m) in diameter, with a bank on the inner side, and is approached by a broad.

Stonehenge can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all Stonehenge tickets and tours on Tripadvisor4/5(14K).

Near Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 7DE. Book online and save. Book online and save. Book online and save. Uncover the story of Stonehenge. Take in the unforgettable atmosphere of this World Heritage Site and best known prehistoric monument in Europe, visit our world-class exhibition to discover how the Stonehenge builders worked and spend time Location: Near Amesbury, SP4 7DE, Wiltshire.

Stonehenge Complete. People have puzzled over Stonehenge for centuries: speculating and dreaming about it, drawing and painting it, trying to make sense of it. Here is the story of the one real Stonehenge, as well as the many unreal Stonehenge that archaeologists, tourists, mystics, astronomers, artists, poets and visionaries have made out of it.

What is it. So many people visit Stonehenge and come away asking just that question. Was it built by the ancient Greeks. By little green men visiting Wiltshire in UFO’s.

Was it a Druid temple. (No, no and no). But it was a temple, and it was built by the folk who lived on what is now Salisbury Plain four or five thousand years ago. About Where Is Stonehenge.

Which of these facts are true. It is as old as the Great Pyramids It may have been a place to honorthe dead Many things about it are still mysteries. Unravel some of the riddles of Stonehenge, one of the most famous and mysterious monuments in the world.

Where is Stonehenge. That’s an easy question to answer. Book Overview Unravel some of the riddles of Stonehenge, one of the most famous and mysterious monuments in the world Where is Stonehenge. That's an easy question to answer. You can purchase tickets for any date and timeslot up to three hours before you visit, and it’s always cheaper to book in advance If you don’t book in advance, you will need to buy your tickets on arrival at Stonehenge but please note availability is limited; pre-booking is the only way to guarantee entry on the day and at the time of your choice.

Stonehenge itself is put together like woodwork. Joints and sockets have been carved into the stone so each stone fits into each other precisely. Stonehenge is unique in that it has horizontal stones to form arches. These horizontal stones have been engineered so they were flat, on a sloping site.

But what bothered me is that reading this book, most of it was "maybe this", "maybe that"- not because the writer didn't know, but because so little is known about Stonehenge.

Overal This is going to be a really short review, but that's okay/5. Save 84% off the newsstand price. We walked the Avenue, the ancient route along which the stones were first dragged from the River Avon.

For centuries, this was the formal path to the great henge. Where Is Stonehenge. Salisbury, England In the s, a group of four friends climbed out of a horse-drawn carriage. The ladies and gentlemen had come up with an interesting idea for the weekend. But now they were stiff and tired from traveling all day from London.

Tourists often came to Salisbury to see the cathedral/5(6). According to Stukeley’s book, Stonehenge, a temple restor’d to the British druids, published inthe monument was built as a guide to the solstices. As the New Yorker points out, this Author: Rachel E. Greenspan.

Old Geoff’s book was not only widely popular and published in many languages but also taken as undeniable, unequivocal fact. This popular paradigm of magic and druids associated with Stonehenge survived for nearly years in to the 17 th century when people began to. Stonehenge is a circle of stones built over years ago during the Stone Age.

There is lots of information about Stonehenge on the internet but this is a good website for children – click here [ ]. NARRATOR: The Secrets of Stonehenge, revealed, right now on NOVA. Brooding and majestic, Stonehenge is an icon of prehistory.

It dates back to a time before Egypt built its. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Atkinson, R. (Richard John Copland), What is Stonehenge. London: HMSO, © (OCoLC) Where is Stonehenge. That's an easy question to answer.

It sits on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England. But what is the meaning of these strange circles of stones. Was Stonehenge a religious site to honor the dead.

Or a sacred place of healing. Or perhaps an astrological calendar. These are much harder questions to answer. However, in an engaging and easy-to-read account, True Kelley puts.

How can I visit Stonehenge. WHERE IS STONEHENGE. To see where Stonehenge is, click here to open a Google Map in a new window. There is also an aerial view here using the satellite feature. The distance from central London is about 87 miles or kilometres and takes around 2 hours by car.

Stonehenge Stonehenge Stonehenge Stonehenge Stonehenge Stonehenge Stonehenge. Informational (nonfiction), words, Level N (Grade 2), Nonfiction Series, Lexile L Multilevel Book also available in levels W and Z1. Why did a group of people come together to make a massive ring of stones over five thousand years ago.

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Last updated: Aug Written by Laurence Norah 7 Comments. In this post, I’m going to share you with you the best ways of visiting Stonehenge from London, specifically as a day trip. "Where is Stonehenge?

That's an easy question to answer. It sits on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England. But what is the meaning of these strange circles of stones? Was Stonehenge a religious site to honor the dead? Or a sacred place of healing?

Or perhaps an astrological calendar? These are much harder questions to answer.Stonehenge Revealed, by David Souden, Facts on File, Inc., 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NYTel:$ hardback. The crossword puzzle in a recent issue of British Heritage included a clue that read: “Many people are disappointed at their first sight of this prehistoric circle near Salisbury”.Author: Historynet Staff.Stonehenge, quite possibly the most famous archaeological site in the world, is a megalithic monument of enormous stones set in a purposeful circular pattern, located on the Salisbury Plain of southern England, the main portion of it built about BC.

The outside circle of Stonehenge includes 17 enormous upright trimmed stones of hard sandstone called sarsen; some paired with a lintel.