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Subject: Stonehenge in Wiltshire 14/11/2010, 9:46 am
Stonehenge is a prehistoric and a mystical monument which is locatedin the county of Wiltshire, England. It is situated almost 3.2 km westof Amesbury. The Stonehenge is a formation of stones in a circularfashion that are standing upright. The construction of this prehistoricmonument started some 5000 years ago and it is amazing to know thatthese stones are still in place after 5 millenniums.Different scholars have different thought about the Stonehenge. Somesay that the stones initially were to erect; it was only after 2400 BCthat they changed positions. Others say that the blue stones could havebeen the ones that were erected. The site of Stonehenge is also anotheraddition to the UNESCO and a part of the World heritage Sites since1986. It is also protected by the scheduled Ancient monument. TheStonehenge is a pride of the national trust of the country.Recent evidence has shown that the Stonehenge has served as a burialground right from the beginning. It has been notified that the peoplewho have been buried in the ground date back to the 3000 BC. The hugestone formation and a mysterious past is what draw maximum touristattraction every year to this site. It is said that almost 8,000,000visitors come to visit this place. All the stones are said to be placedperfectly with the sunrise and thus makes it very clear that the placewas also being used as a ground for worship.