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A mysterious phenomenon project Stonehenge Stonehenge- a mystical place A gigantic megalithic monument on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire England Stonehenge was build during three phases Phase one began in approximately 3100 BC It consisted of a small circle surrounded by a few dozens of wooden columns in a diameter of about 10 m It was built by local tribes The columns didnt survive until today Phase two began around 2100 BC the bronze era It occured when tribes from Europe invaded Britain The tribes had metal processing skills and they added two rings of 80 bluestones that came from the Presely Mountains in southwest Wales 200 kilometers away Each bluestone weights at least a few tons Phase three lasted for 900 years from 2000 BC until 1100 BC During this period the bluestones were removed and 30 huge stones the sarsen-stones which weighted 50 tons each were placed instead in an outer circle All these stones were linked by stone lintels The ring is 55 m high and its diameter is 305 m An altar stone that weights 6 tons was placed in the middle The stones were brought from Marlborough Dawns 30 kilometers away from the site The bluestones were re-erected in the center of Stonehenge in an oval horseshoe like shape At approximately 1550 BC the bluestones were rearranged in a smaller circle and the site was abandoned Many things show that Stonehenge is a mysterious place study cases - How did the stones get to Stonehenge Each one of the 80 bluestones which were used in phase two weighted 15 tons They were brought to Stonehenge from a distance of 200 kilometers The sarsen-stones used in phase three that weighed up to 50 tons traveled 30 kilometers For years the archeologists are searching how did the stones get to Stonehenge Some believe that bringing the stones to the sight could only happen by water-travel
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