In Wiltshire, England there is a prehistoric monument called Stonehenge. It is a ring of large, massive stones that have been placed standing upright in the middle of a dense complex of Bronze Age and Neolithic monuments. There are also hundreds of burial mounds. It is the belief of Archaeologists this monument was constructed sometime from 3000 BC and 2000 BC.
The earth bank and ditch surround the monument in a circular shape, constituting it to be the first phase of the monument, possibly dated as far back as 3100 BC. The first of the bluestones, the smaller stones, are a Radiocarbon material and believed to be dated between 2400 and 2200 BC.
Scientists tell us that the largest sandstone blocks of Stonehenge weigh approximately twenty-five tons and were quarried almost 19 miles away and hauled to where they sit today. The bluestones they believe came from even further away, around 145 miles, which is Wales. They would have been carried, dragged or floated to their present location.
This mysterious circle is thought to have been built almost 5,000 years ago by prehistoric engineers. It continues to be a fascination to visitors year round. How this monument was built, and why, will remain a mystery as there were no records kept as there are today.