Stonehenge is one of England’s oldest prehistoric monuments. Some people believe they are burial stones, others are not even sure how they got there, as they would have been too heavy to lift. The latest belief is that years ago there was sea nearby Wiltshire, and the stones maybe came by boat.
Although it’s know as a ‘spiritual place’ where hippies go to dance at the time of the summer solstice, in reality it’s not been so peaceful and kind. There has been one archaeological find of a murder victim. And the local police have had to stop many of the celebrations, as some of the so-called ‘earth lovers’ have dropped so much litter, it was affecting local wildlife and tourism.
- The Secrets of Stonehenge is a book for children, but it’s so educational, anyone would enjoy reading it. Why was this amazing monument erected? How did our stone-age ancestors bring such massive stones to the site, from so far away? How did their raise the enormous stones to their upright positions? What was Stonehenge used for, and who lived around the site? Using modern discoveries, Mick Manning and Brita Granström tell the story.
- Panorama Pops: Stonehenge is an beautifully illustrated three-dimensional guide, featuring highlights of this World Heritage Site and its surroundings. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, the guide unfolds to 1.2 metres in length. It features the history of Stonehenge, the geography and geology, nearby Woodhenge and Durrington Walls and the story of Stonehenge.