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Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Silhouettes at twilight, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Surrounded by a circle of sarsen stones with lintels, Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Horseshoe of sarsen trilithons

Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monument, 3050 - 1500 BC

Most outstanding prehistoric monument in the British Isles and World Heritage Site, STONEHENGE is like walking among the ancient people who mapped the course of the sun and the moon to build this monument. The largest stones in the circle are Sarsen stones, brought from the Marlborough Downs 19 miles (30 km) away and the smaller stones, known as the Bluestones, are from the mystical Preseli Mountains in Wales, 240 miles (385 km) away. It was constructed in three main phases: 3050 BC (5050 years ago), the circular ditch and bank (a henge); Circa 2600 BC (4600 years ago), the wooden structure constructed at centre; 2500 1500 BC (4500 3500 years ago), stone monument constructed, arranged and re-arranged over almost 1000 years.