Friday, April 22, 2011
This remains one of my favorite fascinations.I sis a necklace as a tribute,"Spring At Stonehenge.".Here are some of the known things about the site whicj id only one of many such sites in England and worldwide.
1) Located on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England
2) One of about 900 megalithic circles throughout Britain
3) Consists of three concentric circles built during three different time periods
4) Built in stages from about 2800 BCE to about 1075 BCE
5) Used to observe the sun and the moon
6) Gave regularity to the builders calendar; helped in planting and used for religious ceremonies
7) The largest stones weigh 50 tons, and were transported from many miles away.
8) Viewed from the center, the sun rises over the heel stone at the summer solstice
There are probably hundreds of myths and legends about Stonehenge. Various people have attributed the building of this great megalith to the Danes, Romans, Saxons, Greeks, Atlanteans, Egyptians, Phoenicians Celts, King Aurelius Ambrosious, Merlin, and even Aliens.
One of the most popular beliefs was that Stonehenge was built by the Druids. These high priests of the Celts, constructed it for sacrificial ceremonies. It was John Aubrey, who first linked Stonehenge to the Druids. Additionally, Dr. William Stukeley, another Stonehenge antiquary, also claimed the Druids were Stonehenge's builders. Stukeley studied Stonehenge a century later than Aubrey and became so involved in the study of the Druid religion that he himself became one. Through his work he was very instrumental in popularizing the theory that Stonehenge was built by Druids."
Picture from article.Nrcklace fron http://nursesnaturally.etsy.com