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Mysterious Stonehenge Stonehenge holds many mysteries and secrets that have drawn countless tourists to visit it over the years These mysteries and secrets have also resulted in several stories written including Stonehenge in them The construction and building of this ancient masterpiece is extremely puzzling and complicated However the effects of this creation are everlasting and widespread A great deal of investigation has gone into discovering and establishing theories on Stonhenge Stonehenge stands near the top of a gently sloping hill on the Salisbury Plain It is about thirty miles from the English Channel and eighty miles west of London Two miles away is River Avon an important river-way in ancient times It also played an important role in the building and use of Stonehenge The road used in construction for bringing giant stones curves two and a half miles from the river before it approaches the standing stones Roop 17 It then passes the Heel Stone which is believed to play an important role in the summer solstice Stonehenge I was a circular ditch and bank enclosure the actual Stonehenge Two rings of Earth and a shallow ditch measuring three hundred feet in diameter surrounded the entire structure 17 The Heel Stone aligned to the northeast may have held wooden posts The main entrance is northeast and aligned along the axis of midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset 4 Beside this structure is the ring of fifty-six holes called Aubrey Holes The first great ring of stones is the outer ring which consist of thirty massive pillars In the main circle each stone weighs close to forty tons 19 They stand sixteen feet tall and are called Sarsen Stones Together they are joined in an unbroken circle at their tops Inside the main outer ring is another ring of smaller stones weighing five tons each called the Bluestones
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