“The name of the monument probably derives from the Saxonstan-hengen, meaning “stone hanging” or “gallows.” Along with more than 350 nearby monuments and henges (ancient earthworks consisting of a circular bank and ditch), Stonehenge was designated a UNESCOWorld Heritage site in 1986 (Britannica).” The Stonehenge has long been apart of the Great Britain history. It has many myths and projected purposes from its first phase of construction to the monument that is visited by many today. The evolution of the the Stonehenge over location, structure, to the myths involving the monument, and the Stonehenge today.
What is the Stonehenge? Where is the Stonehenge? These are two common questions one may ask. Well first off, the Stonehenge is apart of the Great Britain history because it is located in Southern England on Salisbury Plain, about 8 miles North of salisbury, wiltshire, England (Britannica). The Stonehenge is a circular monument constructed of ditches, earthen mounds, and immense blocks of stone (Myths). It was built from around 3000 B.C. to 1500 B.C.
Now, one may wonder how the Stonehenge was built. The construction of the Stonehenge started with the digging of a massive circular ditch and bank. There are deep pits located within the circle, these pits are also known as Aubrey Holes. They are named after the man who discovered them, John Aubrey (History). Now for The last phase of construction. The construction of the Stonehenge uses two types of stone, sarsens and bluestones. The sarsens, the larger stones, were constructed into two concentric arrangements. Shaped An inner horseshoe and a circle for the outside. The bluestones, known from there blueish color, were placed between them in a double arc formation (littleton). Around the same time that the stones were being set up in the middle of the monument, the sarsens near the entrance were being raised. Many years later the center bluestones were rearranged to form a circle and inner oval, again following that they were moved back into a horseshoe formation (Heritage). These Bluestones that make up part of the monument are traced to several sites in the western wales, which are as far as 140 miles away from the stonehenge, weighing up to 4 tons (Facts). While it is also unclear how the sarsens stones, the largest weighing more than 40 tons and rise 24 feet, were placed (history).
Pages:4 Double spaced (1100 words)
Style and sources: MLA, 1 sources
Free extras: Bibliography/ Reference page
Study level: Proofreading
Assignment type: Editing
Subject: Literature and Languages