On Friday I said that Kjell Steinar and I were going to go on a little adventure on Saturday but I did not want to reveal where we were going. Well, we visited the infamous Stonehenge. This is something I have wanted to do for so long and I am so glad that I have finally been there.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire and it was built more than 5000 years ago. To this very day no one really knows for sure how or why it was built in the first place. There were originally 30 upright stones but today only 17 of these still stands. They are a bit over 2 meters tall and each stone weight over 50 tons. This monument is very impressing with its astonishing scale and the construction itself. It is one of England’s most popular sights as the original purpose of it is a mystery.
There are a few different theories about what Stonehenge used to be. Some claims that it served as a burial ground as cremated remains have been found on the site. Others claim that it was built as a speculator place of worship as the stones are aligned almost perfectly with the sunrise on the summer solstice. People have been speculating about these stones for centuries and its purpose really can be all from human sacrifice to astronomy.
It truly was the mystery around these stones that caught my attention many years ago and now that I have been there I really can’t understand why someone would build this in the middle of nowhere and like that. I bet I am not the only one in this world with questions about this sight as it truly is a mystery. It really is only heavy stones out on a field where its purpose is unknown and the whole surroundings are a big mystery. I can understand why Stonehenge draw over 800 000 visitors each year and I am so thrilled that I have been there.
|This is a picture of how it used to look like.|
Kjell Steinar and I booked a tour of Stonehenge through Golden Tours and I really recommend doing this if you’re ever in London. It takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive from Victoria Station and then you have one hour to truly experience this mystery. Audio guides are handed out where you will learn about the surroundings and hear about the many theories that are out there about this place. This is a wonder I would not want to miss out on.