Stonehenge

When was Stonehenge built?

It was built in six stages between 3000 and 1520 BCE during the transition from Neolithic Period.

How long did it take to build?

People built Stonehenge in stages between 5000 and 3500 years ago.

What is it made of? Why did the builders choose that material?

  • It is made of stone
  • It is strong;last a long time

Why was the structure built?

Why because many scholars think that it was a place of religious worship.

Why is it shaped the way it is?

Stonehenge is a circular group of huge stone blocks in southern England and has a collection of rectangular prisms.

who built it?

On the longest day of the year (usually June 21), a person standing in the center of the stone circle can see the sun rise directly above the Heel Stone. This has led some archaeologists to guess that Stonehenge was built by people who worshipped the sun.
Stonehenge prehistoric monument