It was about a 1.5 hour trip to Stonehenge from London, which you can see clearly from the highway that we were on. Once you're in with your ticket there's a path around the site so you're able to see it from all angles without getting too close. It wasn't anything like European Vacation where Chevy Chase backs his car into the stones.
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It is aligned with the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset, but it's exact purpose remains a mystery. There are many ideas as to what the area was used for. They know that it was used as a burial ground, finding 64 cremations and guessing that 150 individuals were buried there. They've also found objects that accompanied the burials such as a small ceramic piece, a stone macehead, flint tools, and bone skewer pins. They say it also appears to be have been a ceremonial site, a temple to mark the passing of time, seasons, and cycles of life and death. Various theories have been proposed about Stonehenge including that it was a place for Druid worship, a place for sun worship, a huge calendar, an astronomical computer, a center for ancestor worship, or as a cult place of healing.
|A painting showing what Stonehenge would have looked like.|