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Published: 05.05.2004.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
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Stonehenge- a mystical place
A gigantic megalithic monument on the Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire, England.
Stonehenge was build during three phases:
Phase one began in approximately 3,100 BC. It consisted of a small circle surrounded by a few dozens of wooden columns, in a diameter of about 10 m'. It was built by local tribes. The columns didn't survive until today.
Phase two began around 2,100 BC (the bronze era). It occured when tribes from Europe invaded Britain. The tribes had metal processing skills and they added two rings of 80 "bluestones", that came from the Presely Mountains, in southwest Wales, 200 kilometers away.
Each "bluestone" weights at least a few tons.
Phase three lasted for 900 years, from 2,000 BC until 1,100 BC. During this period, the "bluestones" were removed, and 30 huge stones ("the sarsen-stones"), which weighted 50 tons each, were placed instead, in an outer circle. All these stones were linked by stone lintels. …

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