a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, consisting of a large circle of megaliths surrounding a smaller circle and four massive trilithons; dating to late Neolithic and early Bronze Age times (c1700–1200 b.c.) and believed to have been connected with a sun cult or used for astronomical observations.
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If Parker Pearson’s team is right, then ancient population movements out of Wales explain why bluestones at Stonehenge came from far away.Stonehenge may have had roots in a Welsh stone circle | Bruce Bower | February 12, 2021 | Science News
That’s roughly a few hundred years or less before work began at Stonehenge.Stonehenge may have had roots in a Welsh stone circle | Bruce Bower | February 12, 2021 | Science News
That’s another way they’re much like the actual stones at Stonehenge.Stonehenge enhanced voices and music within the stone ring | Bruce Bower | September 29, 2020 | Science News For Students
His team describes Stonehenge’s sound in the October Journal of Archaeological Science.Stonehenge enhanced voices and music within the stone ring | Bruce Bower | September 29, 2020 | Science News For Students
That work includes sound measurements taken at what remains of Stonehenge today and at a Stonehenge replica in Washington state made of concrete blocks.Stonehenge enhanced sounds like voices or music for people inside the monument | Bruce Bower | August 31, 2020 | Science News
With the “11” thing, it just came out of improvisation—same with Stonehenge.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper | Marlow Stern | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Later, we hiked up a picturesque trail to the Dovbush rocks, which are a sort of local Stonehenge.For Ukrainians on Holiday, the Carpathians Are the New Crimea | Vijai Maheshwari | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No one who visits Salisbury will forget Stonehenge, the most remarkable relic of prehistoric man to be found in Britain.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
We went over a rather lonely and uninteresting road by the way of Amesbury, which is two miles from Stonehenge.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
On his visit to England he was admitted fellow of the Royal society, and deserved it by his explication of Stonehenge.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
This last precaution is the most valuable of all, and worth, as Stonehenge says, ten per cent.Horsemanship for Women | Theodore Hoe Mead
The inner circle of Stonehenge consisted of five upstanding trilithons of which the stones came—by popular repute—from Ireland.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
British Dictionary definitions for Stonehenge
a prehistoric ruin in S England, in Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain: constructed over the period of roughly 3000–1600 bc; one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe; believed to have had religious and astronomical purposes
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Cultural definitions for Stonehenge
Ancient circles of large, upright stones that stand alone on a plain in England. There is some controversy about who shaped, carried, and set up these huge stones, which perhaps had religious and astronomical uses. Scholars theorize that Stonehenge was built in three phases beginning in about 2800 b.c. The huge stones are believed to date from 1800 to 1500 b.c.
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