Five Surprising Facts Surrounding Stonehenge

By | May 31, 2018

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1920: A visitor stands on a toppled standing stone at the megalithic structure of Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

England is a country embroiled in mysteries of the past that have baffled people for centuries. One of the most famous mysteries is Stonehenge. Tourists and archaeologists alike travel from far and wide to explore the area which is situated outside of London about 80 miles outside of London on England’s Salisbury Plain. Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument featuring the remains of a circle of huge standing stones. 

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Britain’s largest cemetery

Archaeologists estimate that at least 150 cremation burials were performed there around 2300 B.C and earlier. Archaeologists claim two man-made circular ditches around the area were created using tools made from antlers. There is an inner and outer bank to the circle. Inside the bank are 56 pits, which became known as the Aubrey Holes, after antiquarian John Aubrey, who named them in 1666.