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The Oldest Wonder of The World

  • Feb 10, 2010
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Of all the finalists on the list of New 7 Wonders of the World, Stonehenge is perhaps the oldest of the lot, so old that it’s prehistoric! Dating from 3000 BC – 1600 BC, Stonehenge is  baffling to scientists and historians alike in this modern world of ours.
 
Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



 
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, continues to baffle experts about its origins. 
By the way, this is another designated World Heritage Site & considered to be the most important & outstanding monument in the British Isles!




Radiocarbon dating has the great stones dated over 5000 years ago! Oh boy, this is too ancient for me! Technology does wonders though... dating stones? Mind-boggling :-))) An enthralling experience, nonetheless!
 
The great stone circle has many experts wondering the significance of these massive stones. Why here? & why were the main axis of the stone circle aligned with the midsummer sunrise?

Wow! These stones are massive! I was told each needed about 500 men to move them from as far as 200 miles away, ie. from Wales! & we are talking about Prehistoric times!!! Amazing!

How on earth did they do it? 3000 BC?!?!?!
My God!
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February 10, 2010
I'm surprised that STONEHENGE only gets a three...but oh well. Great write up!
February 10, 2010
Btw, I was the one who moved those stones several million years ago...LOL!
February 11, 2010
Well, it's because I suspect humans didn't move it, LOL... As a destination, Stonehenge has not much to offer. A walk around a few slabs of stone is not something I'd travel for all the way from across the world; I mean it's over as soon as you see it. The concept is great though, that's why it's a +3 ;-)
 
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Dating back to possibly 3000 BC & still in existence. Mind-boggling! How did men move these gigantic slabs of stones? Or, did they?
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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) west of Amesburyand 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is composed of earthworkssurrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is at the centre of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Agemonuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.[1] Archaeologists had believed that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC, as described in the chronology below. One recent theory, however, has suggested that the first stones were not erected until 2400-2200 BC,[2] whilst another suggests that bluestones may have been erected at the site as early as 3000 BC (see phase 1 below). 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. It is a national legally protected Scheduled Ancient Monument. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage, while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.[3][4]

Archaeological evidence found by the Stonehenge Riverside ...

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