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  Stonehenge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stonehenge is therefore interpreted as functioning as an enclosed cremation cemetery at this time, the earliest known cremation cemetery in the British Isles.
Stonehenge is aligned northeast–southwest, and it has been suggested that particular significance was placed by its builders on the solstice and equinox points, so for example on a midsummer's morning, the sun rose close to the Heelstone, and the sun's first rays went directly into the centre of the monument between the horseshoe arrangement.
Stonehenge Aotearoa in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand is a modern adaptation aligned with the astronomy seen from the Antipodes; it was built by the Phoenix Astronomical Society from wood and sprayed concrete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stonehenge   (6054 words)

 Stonehenge - Crystalinks
Stonehenge is a megalithic monument on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England, composed mainly of thirty upright stones (sarsens, each over ten feet tall and weighing 26 tons), aligned in a circle, with thirty lintels (6 tons each) perched horizontally atop the sarsens in a continuous circle.
Stonehenge is angled such that on the equinoxes and the solstices, the sun rising over the horizon appears to be perfectly placed between gaps in the megaliths.
Scientists believe that Stonehenge, which was used continuously for thousands of years, allowed the people of the day to foretell eclipses of the sun and moon by where the positions of the celestial bodies were in relation to the stones.
www.crystalinks.com /stonehenge.html   (1226 words)

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It is similar to the circle of stones in northern Scotland known as the Ring of Brodgar.
The stones of Stonehenge are aligned with particular significance to the solstice and equinox points.
Stonehenge remains a place of pilgrimage for druids and those following pagan or neo-pagan beliefs, and was the site of a free music festival held between 1972 and 1984.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/s/st/stonehenge.html   (837 words)

 Britannia: Stonehenge
In its first phase, Stonehenge was a large earthwork; a bank and ditch arrangement called a henge, constructed approximately 5,000 years ago.
The best guess seems to be that the Stonehenge site was begun by the people of the late Neolithic period (around 3000 BC) and carried forward by people from a new economy which was arising at this time.
It is told by the twelfth century writer, Geoffrey of Monmouth, in his History of the Kings of Britain that Merlin brought the stones to the Salisbury Plain from Ireland.
www.britannia.com /history/h7.html   (1393 words)

 Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge, the most visited and well known of the British stone rings, is a composite structure built during three distinct periods.
Concerning its architectural form and function, scholars have suggested that Stonehenge, especially in its middle and later form, was intended to be a stone (and thereby imperishable) replica of the kind of wooden sanctuary that was more locally common in Neolithic times.
Stonehenge and the large number of other stone rings located throughout the British Isles (and the world) are part solar/lunar/stellar observatory and part ritual structure.
www.sacredsites.com /1st30/stonehen.html   (2039 words)

 Stonehenge: History
Another pertinent fact is that the latitude of Stonehenge is remarkable in that the extreme northern and southern rising and setting of the sun and the moon are at right angles to earth other.
Stonehenge 1 will have looked something like this when the bank was first dug- the white chalk strikingly brilliant against the vegetation.
Stonehenge in its final splendour - a continuous ring of sarsen elevated in the air, the first and the only raised stone circle known.
www.anima.demon.co.uk /stones/stonehen/history.html   (1350 words)

 Lasers reveal invisible Stonehenge carvings - 17 October 2003 - New Scientist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Mike Pitts, an expert on Stonehenge, says: "It is extraordinary that these carvings, the most significant art gallery from ancient Britain, have still not been properly studied." Pitts is also the editor of British Archaeology in which the results of the scanning experiment are published.
Stonehenge was constructed in 2300BC, but the carvings are thought to have been made after 1800BC, which is when bronze axe heads began to be used.
Other theories of Stonehenge's purpose have centred on the fact that it was designed to line up with the sunrise on the morning of the summer solstice, and served as a calendar.
www.newscientist.com /news/news.jsp?id=ns99994288   (550 words)

 Stonehenge - M E g A L i T h i A -
Indeed, some of the attraction of Stonehenge is perhaps this feeling that this building from so long ago, both temporally and culturally, connects us with our past.
Another pertinent fact is that the latitude of Stonehenge is remarkable in that the extreme northern and southern rising and setting of the sun and the moon are at right angles to eath other.
A quick tour of Stonehenge is available to show you what it looks like from several points around the path and a couple of pictures from inside the stones...
www.anima.demon.co.uk /stonehenge/index.html   (864 words)

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 The Observer | UK News | The vagina monoliths: Stonehenge was ancient sex symbol
Stonehenge has dominated the Wiltshire landscape for more than 4,000 years and is one of the world's most important heritage sites, but its purpose has remained a mystery.
Stonehenge celebrated their association, a place where people celebrated the Sun's closest approach to Earth in summer, while in winter they prayed for the pair to reunite.
In fact, scientists have shown that Stonehenge was not built in one single act of construction, but was put together over a period of more than 1,500 years in a series of successive modifications and improvements.
observer.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,6903,992215,00.html   (735 words)

 Stonehenge: Eclispe Computer?
At the ruins of Stonehenge in England, this solstice sunrise appears on the horizon in direct alignment with the massive heel stone.
There is little doubt that the builders of Stonehenge used it to mark this special day as the beginning of each year.
British antiquarian Dr. William Stukeley, who in 1740 was the first to note the summer solstice alignment at Stonehenge, advanced the notion that the monument was built by Druids to worship the serpent.
www.earthview.com /ages/stonehenge.htm   (880 words)

 SPACE.com -- Ancients Could Have Used Stonehenge to Predict Lunar Eclipses
Ancient people who built Stonehenge more than 3,500 years ago could have used the monumental arrangement of pillars to predict lunar eclipses, according to a professor of physics and astronomy at Clarion University in Pennsylvania.
If the Stonehengers placed some stone marker on top of a pillar at one end of the horseshoe during a lunar eclipse and moved the rock to the adjacent pillar every full moon, they could predict successive eclipses.
Stonehengers could have kept track of lunar eclipses by moving rocks around the monuments inner curve of 19 columns called the Bluestone Horseshoe.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/astronomy/stonehenge_eclipse_000119.html   (988 words)

 The UnMuseum - Stonehenge
Modern archaeological techniques, though, have dated Stonehenge and we now know that it was completed at least a 1,000 years before the Druids came to power.
Stonehenge at about 1500 BC consisted of a circular ditch, with a raised bank on the inside.
Though Stonehenge is the most intact and elaborate, there are known to be over a thousand remains of stone rings through out the British Isles and Northern France.
www.unmuseum.org /stonehen.htm   (888 words)

 Stonehenge Aotearoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Stonehenge Aotearoa, a full-scale working adaptation of Stonehenge, is intended to inspire New Zealanders to explore and experience for themselves how technologies of ancient times were used, and still can be used, to give practical and detailed information on the seasons, time and navigation.
Stonehenge Aotearoa is located in the Wairarapa countryside approximately 15 minutes drive from the town of Carterton.
Stonehenge Aotearoa is not a replica of the ruin on Salisbury Plain in England.
www.astronomynz.org.nz /stonehenge/stonehenge.htm   (584 words)

 :: Discovery Channel CA ::
Stonehenge itself remains a steadfast observer of the world, watching the seasons change from summer to fall to winter to spring and back again thousands of times over.
At a later phase in its development, Stonehenge may have been used as some sort of temple, or it could have been an astronomer's tool, used to judge the movements in the heavens.
This led him to believe that Stonehenge was a temple, possibly an ancient cult centre for the Druids.
www.exn.ca /mysticplaces/Enigma.cfm   (1658 words)

 Stonehenge Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Stonehenge was, initally just one of the many different circles built during the latter parts of the New Stone age, or Neolithic period of European history.
Stonehenge consists of a series of circular or quasi-circular rings of standing stone set out in a pattern which relates them to important positions of the sun and moon.
For this reason Stonehenge has been considered one of the earliest known computers, since it is in essence, a method for determining the time of year.
www.umr.edu /~stonehen/info   (3546 words)

The stone circles are situated on a henge, an area enclosed by a bank and ditch; the surrounding circular ditch is 340 feet in diameter and five feet deep.
Stonehenge was credited as the work of the Mycenae, a civilization that thrived in the Aegean Sea area of the eastern Mediterranean region before the rise of Greece in the first millennium
According to Hawkins, the use of Stonehenge as a calendar probably evolved from painstaking trial and error experiments with wooden poles to a permanent form with the standing stones.
www.unexplainedstuff.com /Places-of-Mystery-and-Power/Stonehenge.html   (1764 words)

 Student Essay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Stonehenge was built between 3100 BCE and 1550 BCE about 8 miles from Salisbury, England.
Picture 3: "Stonehenge after the second period of construction" from: http://www.stonehenge.com/ December 17, 1999.
Picture 4: "Stonehenge after the final period of construction" from: http://www.stonehenge.com/ December 17, 1999.
www.ctap1.org /whs/projects/history/stonehenge.html   (551 words)

 Stonehenge - geheimnisvolle Steinringe in England
Stonehenge ist das berühmteste Megalithmonument Englands und das bedeutendste prähistorische Bauwerk Europas.
Stonehenge wurde in verschiedenen Abschnitten gebaut, wahrscheinlich zunächst ein Steinkreis als Einfriedung für Zeremonien, der von Wall und Graben umgeben war.
Stonehenge wurde zweifellos von einem Volk gebaut, das weitgespannte Handelsverbindungen hatte und seine Hauptsiedlungen zwischen 1600 und 1300 v.
www.novae.ch /stonehenge/stonehenge.htm   (1096 words)

Stonehenge uses Perihelion and Aphelion of orbits, my graphs use mean.
The equation derived from Stonehenge is applied to the Solar System and is found to be true and accurate.
C) Stonehenge is circular format graph, in all essentials it is identical and equivalent to Solar System Cartesian format graph.
members.aol.com /stoneequation   (630 words)

 Stonehenge Rebuilt
For decades the official Stonehenge guidebooks have been full of fascinating facts and figures and theories surrounding the world's greatest prehistoric monument.
For it means that Stonehenge, jewel in the crown of Britain's heritage industry, is not all it seems.
Nevertheless the Stonehenge makeover was to gather momentum and more work was carried out in 1919, 1920, 1958, 1959 and 1964.
www.ufos-aliens.co.uk /cosmicstonehenge.htm   (1158 words)

 Stonehenge - Salisbury, England - Great Buildings Online
In form Stonehenge is a series of concentric rings of standing stones around an altar stone at the center.
Indeed, at the very center the participant in the rites of Stonehenge experienced a most profound connection with nature, for the monument seems to have been dominated by a powerful cult of sun worship.
The uprights were carefully plumbed and shaped to an upward tapering convexity "anticipating the entasis of the Greek column." The lintels were cut in slight curves to make part of the circle, and were secured by integral stone mortise and tenon joints.
www.greatbuildings.com /buildings/Stonehenge.html   (513 words)

 EARTH MYSTERIES: Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge
For Stukeley in the 18th century and Sir Norman Lockyer in the first years of the 20th century, this alignment implied a ritualistic connection with sun worship and it was generally concluded that Stonehenge was constructed as a temple to the sun.
The alignment also made it clear that whoever built Stonehenge had precise astronomical knowledge of the path of the sun and, moreover, must have known before construction began precisely where the sun rose at dawn on midsummer's morning while standing on the future site of the monument.
Contrary to expectations, the great stone circles and horseshoe arrangements for which Stonehenge is famous are later additions to the monument (mostly Stonehenge III) and are not essential to the lunar and solar calculations.
witcombe.sbc.edu /earthmysteries/EMStonehengeD.html   (923 words)

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