Located on a flat plain north of Salisbury, England, Stonehenge is a circular formation of stones dating back at least five thousand years. The stones are so massive no one has ever been able to come up with how they got there in the first place, let alone understand what purpose they may have served. But scientists are now closing in on answers to both questions. In 2018, archaeologists uncovered evidence indicating at least two of the stones had been in place long before humans dwelled on Earth and that their orientation to the sun’s rising and setting may have inspired the building of a monument.
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How and why was Stonehenge built?