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The Stonehenge site dates to the Late Neolithic period, around 3000 BC, but following the initial construction Stonehenge was continually modified throughout the early Bronze Age with the last phase dated to about 1600 BC, according to the University of Oxford.
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Stonehenge ; The ring of megalithic stones was built approximately 4,000 years ago and was an impressive feat for the primitive people who constructed it but that's about all archaeologists know for sure. None of the theories on the original purpose of Stonehenge, which range from an astronomical observatory to a religious temple of healing, has ever been, well, set in stone.
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A full-scale replica of Stonehenge stands in Maryhill, Washington. It was dedicated in 1918 to residents who died in World War I. Its builder, Samuel Hill, visited the ancient monument during the war, and was told it was used for human sacrifice by the Druids. Hill connected this story with the loss of life during the Great War, and built the replica as a reminder of those sacrifices and the "incredible folly" of the war, according to the Maryhill Museum of Art.
Stonehenge SISTER: An ancient megalithic structure shaped like a ship in SWEDEN seems to have a similar geometry to Stonehenge, and may have been used as an astronomical calendar, one scientist says. (5-2012)
With its concentric rings of stone slabs, England's Stonehenge is the most architecturally sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world, according to UNESCO. The roughly 5,000-year-old structure is remarkable for its sheer size, the shaping of its stones and the sophistication of its design. No one knows why Neolithic people erected Stonehenge in a shallow valley in Wiltshire, although speculation abounds. Some say the structure served as an astronomical calendar, and more recently…