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Stonehenge in England, UK - address on the map PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:21

Stonehenge -is a megalithic stone structure (cromlech), which is located on Salisbury Plain in the county of Wiltshire, England, 135 kilometers south-west of London, is one of the most famous archaeological monuments of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages in England, which was built a 4000 years ago. Stonehenge consists of a series of large stones, made of different materials and installed in a certain order. The gray stones - are boulders of sandstone, the bluestones -are a thick stone blocks, it is assumed, that they were brought to Stonehenge from a stone quarry in the eastern part of Wales, located at distance of 380 km. In the area of ​​Stonehenge are located 30 gray stones in form an almost perfect circle of diameter in 33 m. Weight of the gray stones is 25 tons, a height is 4.1 meters, 2.1 meters is a width. On top of the gray stones are located a bridges-stones with length of 3.2 meters, a width of 1 meter and 0.8 meters is thick. The arc of the circle of 13 blue stones preserved along with the ceilings. Five of the seven wonders of the world were made fromstone, but only Stonehenge is the monument of ancient architecture, which was intended for a fairly accurate astronomical calculations, which was used to predict the start of field work and for the prediction of eclipses- the ancient priests could predict the exact year of the lunar and solar eclipses with amazing precision for the ancient world. Stonehenge was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1986. Get to the Stonehenge can using the map, which shown at the top of this article - simply show it to taxi driver.


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