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Stonehenge Poster - Panoramic Picture

Stonehenge Poster - Panoramic Picture

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This panoramic photograph of Stonehenge was taken by James Blakeway. Few places have generated as much controversy and wild speculation as Stonehenge. Constructed over 4000 years ago, this monument was built with bluestone from a quarry over 200 miles away. Most archeologists agree Stonehenge was used for some type of religious ceremonies. In 1963 the British astronomer Gerald Hawkins theorized that Stonehenge was used as a huge astronomical instrument. Modern theory suggests that Stonehenge was built by three tribes over three separate time periods, beginning around 3000 B.C..
Stonehenge Panoramic Picture

Stonehenge Panoramic Picture

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This panoramic photograph of Stonehenge was taken by James Blakeway. Stonehenge is one of the most important and visited prehistoric monuments in Britain. What we see today was completed about 3500 years ago. The stones are composed of bluestones from the Preseli Mountains in southwest Wales. They weigh up to 4 tons each and were dragged on rollers and floated on rafts on their 240 mile journey. The larger stones are sarsen stones, which were probably brought from Marlborough Downs near Avebury, about 20 miles north of Stonehenge. The largest stone weighs 50 tons and would have required 500 men to pull it.
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Stonehenge Panoramic Pictures

Believed to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old, Stonehenge panoramic pictures capture imagery of what is perhaps the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in the United Kingdom. While early remains indicate the site was likely originally a burial ground, many different purposes have been proposed for the area in recent years, from a religious site to one of astronomical observation. What is known, however, is that the site in panoramic images of Stonehenge was one of significant pilgrimage for Celtic druidism practitioners.

The most remarkable element of Stonehenge panoramas is considering the site construction during its time, The giant stone monoliths of bluestone were discovered to have origins from the Preseli Mountains in southwest Wales, over 240 miles away.

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