Have you heard about those legendary monuments? How about its secrets and mysteries? There are tons of historical monuments and places around the world that’s own secrets to reveal. You will surely be surprised to know them one by one. If you wish to find out more about these monuments then you should learn more about Stonehenge. It is one of the most popular prehistoric monuments in the world. Stonehenge is not only known for its structure but also for its history. Find out more about this place as we share with you its history today.
Stonehenge And Its History
Did you know that the first monument was built around 5,000 years ago? The famous circle was built by the old Neolithic period around 2500 BC. It was during the Bronze era when nearby tombs and burials were also built. During the early stage of Stonehenge, there were four to five pits around it. You will be able to see large totem pole like posts around the place. This was between 7000 and 8500 B.C. Up until now, the reason why these posts were there was unknown. Stonehenge With Its Legend And Secrets
At this time, because of civilization, the Stonehenge was an opened landscape. According to the study, it was the possibility why it became as the Neolithic monument complex. Most archaeologists believed that this amazing monument was a burial ground. Since they haven’t found any documents on how it was actually built. Imagining its structure and all, archeologists wondered up until now what kind of technology was used to build such a mighty monument.
Today almost over a million tourist and guests visit this amazing place every year. It was 1986 when UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site.
Its Multiphase Construction
According to England’s archeologists, Stonehenge was actually built in several ways and phases. The first builders were the Neolithic Britons who used primitive tools to build the magnificent structure. They probably have used deer antlers to help them dig deep caves and such. They have dug deep pits that would help construct this might monument.
Several hundred years later, it was believed that Stonehenge has hoisted 80 non-indigenous bluestones and that 43 of them are still up and strong and placed around in circular position. It was around 2000 B>C when the second construction phase of the said monument took place. Sarsen sandstone slabs were used to place around the circular structure.
Who Built The Monument?
Based on the legend, the said monument was built and the actual handiwork of Merlin. This story was based upon the writer Geoffrey of Monmouth who happened to be the writer of the story of King Arthur as well. However, there were other stories telling that the monument was built by the Saxons, Danes, Romans, Greeks or Egyptians. There were bones and other primitive tools found around the place. The facts and complete details on how this magnificent monument was build were still a mystery, what more the purpose why it was actually even built. But there was a strong belief that it was used as a burial for many long years ago. It was even believed that the place was used for religious pilgrimage destination and other ceremonial purposes.
Today, the Stonehenge had gone several restorations. There has been some concrete erected to help make the structure stronger and to even have it more standing around for another thousand years to come. So, if you wish to get t know more of those mysterious grounds, monuments and places around the world, make sure to put this one in your bucket list.