Essential Travel Experience #61 – Stand in Awe at Stonehenge

     Stonehenge, on the Salisbury Plain in southern England, is the oldest sacred site on the planet and one of the most enigmatic places on earth. Most scholars estimate its construction at around 3,000 BC, making it more than 5,000 years old. Archaeologists disagree about its significance, although no one doubts that the arrangement of stones has something to do with the calendar.

      Stonehenge is certainly one of the most spiritual and mysterious places on the planet. One looks at the stones and can’t help wondering, what is the significance? Who carried these huge stones miles and miles from where they were quarried? How did they move them? This must have been a really important task.

      When Lee and I visited Stonehenge, we were in awe. We strolled around the circle, looking at the arrangement from all angles. I think this place is a must-see for all humans!


The above photo even shows the heelstone, toward which the stone alignments are directed.  

     Another picture shows a pair of upright stones topped with a lintel. There are five of these structures (Trilithons) in the outer circle of Stonehenge.


 Another photo shows more uprights and lintels.



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