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Stonehenge is also mentioned within Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth said that Merlin the wizard directed its removal from Ireland, where it had been constructed on the (non existing) legendary mountain Mount Killaraus by Giants, who brought the stones from Africa. After it had been rebuilt near Amesbury, Geoffrey further narrates how first Ambrosius Aurelianus, then Uther Pendragon, and finally Constantine III, were buried inside the ring of stones.Linked characteristic groups Peculiar, Spectacular Linked thematic groups Archeology, History, Legend, Literature, Top things, World heritage
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument and one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. Stonehenge is composed of earthworks surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones and sits at the centre of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds. Archaeologists had believed that the iconic stone monument was erected around 2500 BC.
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Linked characteristic groups Child friendly, Spectacular Linked thematic groups Archeology, History, World heritage More information
One of the first records describing Stonhenge might have been from the explorer and geographer Pytheas the Greek who was travelling around Europe in the 4th century BC.Linked thematic groups Geography Linked other groups Guide for mappers
Stonehenge is a mysterious collection of vast stone circles dating back to around 3000 BC and a UNESCO World Heritage site.More information