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Stonehenge, Salisbury, England        Source:  jitchanamont/Adobe Stock

The Mysteries of Stonehenge Revealed (Video)

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Stonehenge, an iconic Neolithic marvel, unveils a tapestry of enigmatic secrets beyond its towering stones. Amidst its grandeur lies a forgotten narrative of human settlement, as Stonehenge once thrived within a bustling community. Historians speculate that Durrington Walls, a nearby settlement housing thousands, served as the epicenter of Neolithic life, intertwining with Stonehenge's mystique. Recent excavations, spurred by controversial tunnel plans, unearthed artifacts and human remains, shedding light on its integral role in daily life and ritualistic practices.

Adjacent to its solemn grandeur stands Woodhenge, a lesser-known sibling, veiled in its own mysteries. Carved from timber, it echoes Stonehenge's alignment, hinting at a shared purpose in astronomical observation and ceremonial rites. The proximity of human remains, and ritual objects suggests a nexus of life, death, and spiritual reverence, enriching our understanding of ancient beliefs.

Stonehenge's tumultuous journey includes an unexpected twist of fate. Purchased at an auction by Cecil Chubb, it escaped neglect, securing its legacy as a national treasure. Chubb's altruistic gesture echoes through time, preserving Stonehenge for posterity.

Beneath weathered surfaces lie hidden tales etched by ancient hands. Bronze Age carvings, discovered amidst the stones, unveil a gallery of ritualistic offerings, linking Stonehenge to celestial forces and funerary rites. Roman artifacts unearthed at the site hint at its enduring allure, transcending epochs to serve as a sacred shrine.

Top image: Stonehenge, Salisbury, England        Source:  jitchanamont/Adobe Stock

Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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