Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stonehenge


Yeah, I'm going to be here for the sunset today. Just so you know a few facts about Stonehenge, in case you have been living under a rock (ahahaha, I make myself laugh)....

  1. Stonehenge is situated at the Salisbury Plain which is located in Wiltshire, England. It’s nearly 137 meters to the southwest of Lodon.
  2. The word “stonehenge” is derived from two derived from two words: stone and henge. It’s meant to a tribute to the largest henge in Great Britain.
  3. As the largest henge in Great Britain, there is no direct evidence to suggest the builders of the Stonehenge. It brings to the belief that the Druids, Greeks, and Atlanteans are the builders of this magnificent structure.
  4. In the year 1986, the Stonehenge was awarded as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This site has legal protection by the Scheduled Ancient Monument.
  5. The architecture of Stonehenge has taken into account mathematical and geometrical considerations. The construction is structurally engineered to perfection.
  6. The stones of  the structure are situated in such a way that they become larger in size at the center. The stones alternate between tall, thin stones and those stones with a tapering and obelisk shape.
  7. Two varieties of stone were utilized for Stonehenge’s construction: the so-called 4-tons blue-stones and the 25-tons “Sarsen” stones. They were transported over a distance of 240 miles.
  8. It is believed that more than 30 million hours of labor were spent in the construction work.
  9. Of the nine hundred stone rings present in the British Isles, Stonehenge is the most renowned.
  10. Most scholars and archaeologists believed that Stonehenge served as a site for ritual activities for the Neolithic periods. However, it could also have been an astronomical observatory.

3 comments:

SAngRiA Smiles said...

and there are a bunch of beetles that hang out there :)

Enjoy!!!!! can't wait to see pics

Jay said...

I am so envious of your trip!!!

Jane said...

Jealous!