2 October 2013
For a very long time, historians, archaeologists, and common day people have been baffled by the many secrets of a prehistoric architect called Stonehenge that was created four thousand years ago. Two thousand years before Christ. It all started in about three thousand BC. The ageless marker supposedly took an estimate of fifteen hundred years to construct and around four hundred to five hundred men to help build the complete structure. Located in Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, Stonehenge was made of two completely different types of stone. One known to be Bluestone, which is only about twenty-five miles north of Stonehenge and the other known as Sarsen, which was found quite a bit further elsewhere, about one hundred and fifty miles west. The stone was manually moved by men who would lay the stone on very large timber sledges, which then would run on rollers pulled by large parties of men. The stones ran upward of about fifty tons. In order to move this large stone you would need upward of fifteen hundred people, in order to pull the stone and manage the other aspects. Every year, and still to this day they have a gathering or “celebration” at Stonehenge called the summer solstice. People come from all over the world for a number of reasons to join this celebration. One of the reasons people go to solstice is to name their children in front of the heel stone, which they call the “mother stone”. All these people come to celebrate a free spirit. At which they sing, march, and chant.
Stonehenge was allegedly believed to be made for a number of reasons. There were so many myths and different viewpoints of Stonehenge. But the main one that many people believed it to be was its use as a calendar and/or a clock for time.
In my own opinion I believe Stonehenge to be what a lot of people have believed it was intended for. I know that there are hundreds of theories and legends behind the very popular Stonehenge monument....