The mystery of Stonehenge
Rising above the rolling hills of the Salisbury Plains in Wiltshire England is the impressive manmade configuration, Stonehenge. This gargantuan stone structure has caused historians and archaeologists alike to puzzle over its origins and meaning. Who created Stonehenge and for what purpose was it constructed? Popular theories suggest the Druids as the people responsible for its creation. Many people attribute the building of this megalith to people and races like the Mycenaean’s, the Celts, Romans, Merlin, King Aurelius Ambrosious, and even aliens. Others believed Stonehenge was built by three different groups of people over an extended period of time. These were thought to be the Windmill, the Beaker, and the Wessex people.
The mysterious Druids have long been associated with the construction of Stonehenge. From various archaeological digs conducted, no traces of bones and skeletons have been discovered, ruling out the idea that Stonehenge was used as a burial ground. It was a popular belief that the Druids, the high priests of the Celts, constructed it for sacrificial purposes. However, scientists have proven this age old theory to be false and untrue. Through radio carbon dating, researchers have discovered that Stonehenge was completed thousands of years prior to the Celts inhabiting the land, eliminating the Druids from the possibilities. As quoted by British archaeologist, Jacquetta Hawkes in the Atlas of Ancient Archaeology “No stage of the building of Stonehenge is later than about 1200 B.C., and any connection with the Druids, who flourished a thousand years later, is purely conjectural"
One legend boasts that Merlin himself built Stonehenge with his magic when commanded by King Aurelius Ambrosias. According to legend, in 450 AD there was a very bloody war on Salisbury Plains between the British and the Saxons, resulting in the massacre of three hundred English soldiers. King Ambrosias desired a monument to be erected...