Stonehenge is a megalithic monument from the younger Stone Age, located close to the city of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England and is 13 kilometers northwest of Salisbury on the Salisbury Plain. Dating from 2007, the construction of Stonehenge has been estimated to have been built around 2300 B.C., 300 years earlier than had previously been assumed. The large monument consists of an earthwork forming a circular arrangement of large, primitively worked, standing stones and is one of the most famous prehistoric sites on Earth. Although the word 'henge' originates from Stonehenge, it is not a true henge. The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1986, together with the henge monument of Avebury, under the inscription 'Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites'. It is also a monument of antiquity protected by British law. Stonehenge itself is owned by the Crown and is managed by the English Heritage Organization. The surrounding countryside is owned by the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest and is generally known in the United Kingdom as the National Trust.
Stonehenge, Neolithic henge monument in England
Inception: 31 Century BCE
Diameter: 30 m
Material: sarsen, bluestone
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