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Despite the many purposes it seems to serve Stonehenge is still the embodiment of mystery for most of the world Some believe that its purpose was to be used as an astronomical observatory Others think that it was used as a religious meeting center for the Druids However no one has been able to prove its true meaning and existence Stonehenge is believed to have been built in three main periods The first took place between 3100 and 2700 B C This part of the construction consisted of building a huge ditch around the area in which Stonehenge was to be built Castleden 1 This ditch was 320 ft in diameter with a broken area in which the entrance is located Just inside the ditch 56 holes were dug equal distance from each other These holes were then filled with chalk rubble but some of the holes were filled with the bones of cremated human beings These holes were called the Aubrey holes after their discoverer John Aubrey To the northeast of the ditch a 16ft tall heel stone was erected Brown 751 The second phase of the building is non-existent to this day Warwick and Trump I t can however be inferred by to holes known as the Q and R holes The two holes form a double circle around the monument It was originally filled with 38 blue stones Also during this building phase two ditches were dug parallel to each other The two ditches go outward from the entrance This part of the building process is believed to be unfinished This thought is due to the fact that some holes are missing in the double circles Brown 751 The third phase in building is the most spectacular of all the phases This is because of the 100ft Circle that is filled with 30 sarsen stone columns which weighs 25 tons separately A continuous circle of
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