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Stonehenge was built in four stages beginning sometime around 3,100 BC : Stock Photo
The remains seen today are from the final stage which dates to approximately 1,500 B.C. The megaliths, weighing up to four tons each, were transported on land using rollers and sledges and by water on rafts. Mystery continues to shroud the site, but it is thought that the stones served as a prehistoric observatory.

Stonehenge was built in four stages beginning sometime around 3,100 BC

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Richard T. Nowitz
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The remains seen today are from the final stage which dates to approximately 1,500 B.C. The megaliths, weighing up to four tons each, were transported on land using rollers and sledges and by water on rafts. Mystery continues to shroud the site, but it is thought that the stones served as a prehistoric observatory.
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