Stonehenge By Wolf Zidd
Stonehenge • Even though it is 3,800 years old, Stonehenge continues to facinate everyone.
How was it Built? • Stonehenge is belived to be constructed in 3 periods over a span from 3000 to 1500 BC.The first one was just a ditch and a mound. The second phase 80 sarsen stones were set in 2 upright circles. In the final phase the famous bluestones and 30 more sarsenstones were added.
Why was it Built? • Most people belive that stonehenge was an ancient observatory. They say that because at the equinoxes the sun lines up with a certain stone.
Different Theories • There are many different theories circling Stonehenge and adding to it’s mystique.Soin the following slides I will list the most popular theories.
Cemetery • Some people say that stonehenge was a cemetary,and say that a similar monument, called woodhenge,was a place of the living.
Healing • People also say that due to conditions the cadavers found at Stonehenge it was used for healing. They (the cadavers) are injured and/or showed signs of illness.
UFO • People say that they have seen ufos near stonehenge.But these are the same people that belive in crop circles and Area 51.
Sources • Five theories about Stonehenge - life - 29 May 2008 – New Scientist • Mysterious Places – Stonehenge • http://www.sacred-destinations.com/england/stonehenge