Stonehenge

Questions about the complex of Stone Age circles and raised earthworks, located on Salisbury plain in Wiltshire, England.

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The lintels of Stonehenge are secured by?

Mortise and tenon joint.

Gravity

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Where is Stonehenge?

Stonehenge is in the county of Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain. It's just west of Amesbury in England and is visible from the A303 road. The nearest city is Salisbury a few miles to the south.

There are many Neolithic earthwork enclosures known as "henges" in Britain. Few have any stones set within them and "Stonehenge" is by far most elaborate and is the only structure known to have employed lintels.

Stone Henge is located in the continent of Europe and in the country of England.


stone Henge is located in Wiltshire, England.
The Stone Henge is in Europe.
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What century was Stonehenge built?

Not century but millennium. Stonehenge was built around 5000 years ago, but nobody knows for absolute certainty.

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Why was Stonehenge built?

No one knows for sure. Various theories have been proposed, but it on a prehistoric site, the builders had no written language. The most widely suggested uses are as an astronomical calendar, a site for religious worship, or involving ritual healing (or a combination of these). Its religious significance may be related to the nearby River Avon.

However, there is little or no hard evidence to verify any of these claims.

(For how it was designed and built, see related link)

According to a recent 6-year archaeological dig, scientists believe that Stonehenge was built as a monument for the dead (there are cremated remains in holes circling it). But unless someone invents a time machine, no one can know for certain!
That is a question that historians are having a lot of trouble with. No one really knows
Actually know one knows. It was built in between 2000 BC-2500 BC (That's pretty old). It is in Wiltshire, so it was probably built in Europe or something. I read in a newspaper that a group of people are investigating it more now, but it might take years even. Many archaeologists have come up with various theories, but no one has real evidence, so the mystery might as well remain unsolved. The Stonehenge is really interesting and if you want to know more, here are some websites:
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How many stones does Stonehenge have?

Two Heelstones (one now missing), originally two 'Slaughter Stones', 4 Station Stones, 30 outer ring uprights, 30 lintels, 5 Trilithon uprights, 5 Trilithon Lintels. 1 Altar stone and a lot of bluestones ( i.e. 79 major stones, mostly 'sarsen' and 80 or so bluestones).

See the Related Links below for plans and count for yourself:

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What is the distance between avebury and Stonehenge?

Both Stonehenge and the Avebury Stone Circle are in the UK county of Wiltshire. Avebury is located near the village of the same name, quite near Marlborough in the north of the county; Stonehenge is just off the A344 at Amesbury, further south.

The distance between them by road is 30.8 miles. As the crow flies, it is 27.4 miles.

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What do you Think the Stonehenge was built for?

An early city state that was successful and organized enough to set up a city focal point for either religious or administrative purposes.

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Is sarsen stone the same as sand stone?

Sarsen is a type of very hard sandstone, comprising fine sand grains bound in a silicaceous cement. It is generally regarded as being about five times harder than granite.

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How many stones make up Stonehenge?

100

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When was Stonehenge built?

3000 BC

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How did they move the stones at Stonehenge in England?

The matter of how the huge stones were brought to the site is one of the mysteries about Stonehenge. The monument dates from the Bronze Age and the builders would have had little to move the stones with apart from ropes.

But,however there are myths which tell us that the stones were there already,and then it was created.
No one really knows how people moved the stones to build Stonehenge. But there are many theories on beliefs .

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Who built Stonehenge?

The neolithic people of Britain built Stonehenge for unknown reasons. It has been found that the stones are aligned to tell where the sun will appear at the Winter Solstice. There are burials located nearby. Some theorize that it was a meeting place for trade. For many years, people believed incorrectly it was built by the druids, they constructed it supposedly for sacrificial ceremonies.

Stonehenge is entirely prehistoric in construction.

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Amsterdam

How long is the flight from London Gatwick to Amsterdam?

55 minuties

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This ancient observatory is located on a desolate plain in England is?

Hi

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How was Stonehenge built?

The short answer is that nobody really knows. How the large stones were moved to the site or how they were erected are both mysteries. Archaeologists are still arguing about that question.

Some experts believe they floated the stones there, then used ropes to slide the large stones through cow manure to make it easier to pull them from place to place.
they used ropes to slide the large stones through cow menuer to make it easier to pull them from placce to place.

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Stonehenge is an ancient monument structure located in?

United Kingdom.

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What is the distance between Liverpool and Stonehenge?

Liverpool, Merseyside to Stonehenge, Salisbury = 208.6 miles.

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A child's ability to jump for distance is an example of?

explosive power

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How far is Stonehenge from Big Ben?

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What is Stonehenge?

The monument known as Stonehenge is a prehistoric circle of stones on Salisbury Plain in England. It has a history of construction that began in 3000 BC and the final modifications were made around 1600 BC. No one is really sure of its true purpose. The site was used a cremation burial ground, but before the Iconic stone structure were erected. The large stones (sarsens) are local sandstone, but the smaller 'bluestones' are rhyolite and came from West Wales. The most recent academic research no longer supports the 'astronomical observatory' or that it was built by 'Druids', theories that have their origins in the early 18th century.

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What country is the ancient circle called Stonehenge located in?

Stonehenge is located in Wiltshire, South West England.

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Why is Stonehenge a good tourist attraction?

It was built by elves people a long time ago. People are fascinated because of how amazing it is that people so long ago could make such an amazing structure. Plus, it's a giant clock.

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What kind of plants and animals live around Stonehenge?

Just the same as the rest of the English countryside.

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Where can you find the dimensions of Stonehenge in order to build a scale model?

There is a new book called 'Solving Stonehenge' that explains how the prehistoric surveyors went about setting it out with ropes and pegs. If you follow the geometric method they used (using a compass and a straight edge) you will get an absolutely perfect match for the positions of the stones. To show how it was done two guys laid it out on the ground (every stone position, and at full size) in two hours.

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How many rocks fell off of Stonehenge?

Stonehenge has not been used for thousands of years so no one knows the answer to this.

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