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  • Controversial Reasons: Why Stonehenge Built?

    The henges are similar in appearance, built around the construction of Stonehenge and they even they even share similar astronomical alignments. Could there be a connection between Stonehenge, surrounding henges and astronomy? The astronomical significance of Stonehenge was further reinforced by groups of archaeologists surveying approximately 900 other stone circles beside the site and they detected ‘more astronomical alignments as the circumference of surveys became gradually of a closer proximity to Stonehenge' (Hill "Stonehenge" 2008). Provided each stone circle forms astronomical alignments, we can be convinced that astronomy was of definite significance to the people during the construction. Furthermore, most henges were constructed in a similar period to the others (Bradshaw Foundation 2016), indicating that a large demographic used astronomy to perform such rituals at the time. Since the application of astronomy in their religion was so popular, it is credible to predict the purpose of Stonehenge having some association with astronomy. Provided each of the prehistoric monuments are henges, historians (Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge 2016) suggest that the constructors may have been similar to that of Stonehenge. As the constructors also used alike formats, we can assume that the continuous…

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  • Essay On Stonehenge Memorial

    It will not say anything about the kind of person I was or the kind of life I led. The form and decoration used for the tomb will not be meant to communicate a specific message that is meant to be left behind. It will have one message displayed for the entire memorial which will be, “It has been said, ‘time heals all woulds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pains lessens, But it is never gone.” This will be…

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  • Neolithic Monuments

    Over the years, as humans we have constantly built monuments and structures with different purposes. I am going to concentrate on why monuments such as Stonehenge and Avebury may have been built, and how they may have been used in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, when these monuments were often built in clusters of similar topographic location (Richards 1996, 190). I am going to explore the possibilities of their social, religious and scientific purpose. To do this, I will analyse a variety…

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