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No place has generated so much speculation and wild theories as the standing stones of Stonehenge After traveling for miles through the rolling hills and plains of the English countryside the sight of this unusual structure made me gasp A walk around it only provoked more strange feelings Theres a sense that this is something very important For over 5000 years it has stood silent vigil over the earth It has been excavated x-rayed measured and surveyed Yet despite all that has been learned about its age and construction its purpose still remains one of the great mysteries of the world What truth lies in those massive stone rings And why do I even bother to learn about it From my experience of actually coming face to face with Stonehenge I felt a sense of great intrigue words cannot describe how I felt that day It taunted me with its mystery I may never know the full truth about it but I think that my study is important because I will fully understand how the Stonehenge has influenced the present as it is one of the ties to the history of humanity and I believe that it deserves respect Stonehenge is surely Britains greatest national icon symbolizing mystery power and endurance Its original purpose is unclear but some have speculated that it was a temple made for worship of ancient earth deities It has been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on the prehistoric calendar Others claim that it was a sacred site for the burial of high-ranking citizens from societies of long ago While I cant say with any degree of certainty what it was for we can say that it wasnt constructed for any casual purpose Only something very important to the ancients would have been worth the effort and investment that it took to construct Stonehenge I believe with all the information I have gathered I can only ask
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