Stonehenge is located in the Southern part of England. It has been studied by writers, astronomers, scientists and archeologists. The building of Stonehenge happened over many years. It is believed to have been built over several periods.
Part I was built in 2750 BC. The outside ring that had a ditch and a circulat mound built up 6 feet high. Next were 56 holes called Aubry holes. They were named after a modern reasearcher in England. Stones just outside the circle marked the Summer and Winter solstice Part II is believed to have been made in 2000 BC. An Entry road to the circle was made. It is 2 miles long. Small stones were placed to mark the location of the 2 center rings. Part III was started around 1900 BC. The “Sarsen Stones” were put up. They were cut and moved 20 miles. The small marker stones were removed. They formed one circle and then an inside circle. The inside circle looks more like a horseshoe
What was Stonehenge used for?
Researchers have different ideas. Some say it can track the Summer and Winter Solstice. Some predict that the Aubrey Holes can help predict eclipses. Some of the stones track the path of the Suns and Moons eclipses Most people think Stonehenge was a special meeting place for religious events for the Druids.