STONEHENGE -Wiltshire, England

Quick guide Age estimated at 3100 BC Location Wiltshire, UK OS Reference SU 122 422 Type of stone Bluestone, Sarsen, Welsh Sandstone Worship Lunar, Solar Access English Heritage – there is a charge to visit the stones Extra notes Except on special occasions, visitors are unable to walk amongst the stones This was created from Audio made for a British Airways audio cassette tour of the UK South of England. Written and narrated by Blain Fairman in 1990. Audio production by Robert Nichol AudioProductions London. pictures added to this version 2008 by Robert Nichol to create a Youtube video Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesbury and 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. Archaeologists believe that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, however this was not the first stone structure on the site The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury henge monument, and it is also a legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge itself is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage while the surrounding land is

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  1. KiiDSarajevo says:

    @LouSoufier That’s a very close-minded attitude. It’s quite possible it was humans, but it’s also possible that stone henge, the pyramids, etc were created by or helped by another civilization/race.

  2. KERRANG1989 says:

    if it was supose to be complete circles….wheres the rest of the stones?

  3. sonofherne says:

    @abarrathemaster So sorry. Goseck doesn’t have any monumental structures. What you see today is a modern RECONSTRUCTION. Yes, it’s impressive people were making alignments at this early date, BUT, this was happening across most of Europe and it didn’t begin from Germany. Goseck is a timber henge, when things were being made from stone in other places. Impressive – let’s not take anything away from you guys, but superior? Ha. Come on, now you are fishing for a flame war!

  4. Brandan09997 says:

    UFO LANDING SITE!

  5. CatySmilee says:

    the music is too creepy o.o

  6. abarrathemaster says:

    look up the goseck circle and you will learn that the garmenys are the most sperior race even back in the stone age

  7. LouSoufier says:

    Why do people underestimate humans so much? Yes, building SH would be a difficult task but when you have your mind set on something your going to do it. Anyone think aliens had ANYTHING to do with SH has been watching a bit to much “History” Channel.

  8. 94mbu says:

    @LUCKYJ3SS3 just for jokes

  9. LUCKYJ3SS3 says:

    how did they build this

  10. LUCKYJ3SS3 says:

    why did they build this?

  11. TheAURIEMMA says:

    whatever this is…its cool

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  13. angeal04 says:

    @sonofherne oh i see, but i was just guesing.. see the “maybe” there..anyway thanks for the info..

  14. sonofherne says:

    @angeal04 Sorry, but they are quite human – average age before death about 30yrs of age, a good proportion suffered from arthritis, neither especially tall nor short, some show evidence of warfare & surgery. A lot of child burials too, infant mortality was high, They may’ve even been put into the graves to accompany the adult into the afterlife. Not very fluffy, I’m sure this will upset the beliefs of those who like to think it was all nicey nice, worshipping the great mother! Think again …

  15. sonofherne says:

    I find it despairingly upsetting that people can’t make a sensible comment about SH without mentioning aliens, or some other lunatic statement. Clearly some have invested time & consideration on these deductions, but to do this you should make sure you’ve the core facts right,Why must it constantly be the butt of jokes? It’s disrespectful to the your own ancestors,and to yourself. These great people have created something that has stood for over 5000yrs. What do we do now that will last as long?

  16. angeal04 says:

    THIS MAYBE THE GRAVE OF ELDER GODS

  17. colliecandle says:

    @sonofherne Can you explain what you mean? Quote: “Actually, because I like 5 minutes away I DO” unquote.
    I can’t understand the gibberish you offer as english

  18. sonofherne says:

    @colliecandle Maybe you should MOVE to another country, but maybe there might be a large mountain (another pile of rock) that distracts and infuriates you. Knock it down and put in a tesco and mcdonalds. Would that suit your fat head?

  19. sonofherne says:

    @colliecandle Actually, because I like 5 minutes away I DO. Only an idiot would use this road at peak times anyway. You live in the area, you accept the problems. There are other ways around. Maybe we should bulldoze the entire countryside for you and make it a giant parking lot. There are still human remains up there, probably your ancestors as well as mine. You made this idiotic statement, I truly feel sorry you have no appreciation of your own history or it’s relevance to how we live now.

  20. colliecandle says:

    @sonofherne It’s the very torism that causes the problems! If YOU have ever had to wait for HOURS in summer season delays on the 303, maybe you’d see things a little differently. These stones are just that – a bunch of stones who’s purposes have been lost in the time of antiquity – So WHAT! There are FAR more important issues to deal with in this day and age than worrying about the fate of bloody stones! And no, your’e wrong again – you ASSUME I live in Swindon !

  21. sonofherne says:

    @karpoezi What about him? A greek writer who wrote centuries after Stonehenge was abandoned and talks about a circular temple of Apollo. He doesn’t even mention Britain. The coordinates don’t fit with Stonehenge. He probably was talking about Callanish in truth.

  22. sonofherne says:

    @colliecandle That’s pretty typical of the mindset of many locals actually, this is the sad thing. Pass by it every day but don’t give it a moments thought, don’t care for its interests and can’t be bothered to see that actually interest in places like this should be seen as a positive rather than a negative.
    What is Britain today without its tourism? Colliecandle. You’re insulting and idiotic statement baffles me. 40mins from SH. That must make you a SWINDON resident. Figures!

  23. karpoezi says:

    -one more stupid video about stonehenge-
    I have 2 words for all of you : Diodorus Siculus

  24. Cainus44 says:

    @JorgeLorenzoSpain100 Finally someone who gets it right! Christ, every single idiot associates the Britons and Gaels with the La Tene and Gauls. I’m tired of people who refuse to believe that Britons and Gaels had nothing to do with them, and were in fact descended from Galicians and Basques. This is coming from an Irishman too.

  25. Cainus44 says:

    @colliecandle So you care nothing for your heritage, history, or culture? That’s pretty sad. Glad people like you are an insignificant minority.

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