Who Built Stonehenge?


Who Built Stonehenge?

The most famous prehistoric monument that began construction about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was apparent;y erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC.

One of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon…but who built Stonehenge?

Why was it built?

The documentary above was released on YouTube by the Naked Science channel, here is the video description they included with the video release:

“Stonehenge, England’s most mysterious ancient monument, on a site older than the Pyramids of Ancient Egypt. 85 massive stones, some weighing more than 40 tonnes, stand guard on a remote and wind-swept plain. Why is it here, what is it for, how was it built? The answers are lost in the mists of time. Myth links Stonehenge to England’s mysterious druids, Celtic priests said to have practiced ritual sacrifice. What we do know is that some of the rocks at Stonehenge were transported more than 200 miles across the waters of England’s widest tidal estuary. Naked Science demonstrates how these stones could have been carried such a vast distance, and raised into place, using just the primitive technology possessed by Ancient Britons almost 5000 years ago. And, for the first time, the film employs modern forensic investigation techniques to examine human skeletons found near the site and recreates the face of one man who may have worked on the construction of this astonishing, ancient structure.”

As always, if you enjoy the video please take the time to show your appreciation to the uploader on YouTube (in this case, it’s the Naked Science YouTube channel!).

6 comments on “Who Built Stonehenge?

  1. Thanks for this post – I really enjoyed the video.  I visited stonehenge mself a couple of years back and it has intrigued me since.  I find it fascinating the amount of engineering skill and talents that ancient people were able to harness without the techology that we all rely upon today.  Not only in stonehenge but the pyramids, machu pichu and others.

    I ofter wonder if there is something hidden there that will finally give us the answers to who built it and why.  Do you know if there are any plans to dig under the stones a bit more to see if there is anything there?  If so, where would I be able to follow it?

    1. Really don’t know about that dig Paul – I do know that the security around Stonehenge now is very serious, and getting close to the stones is hard enough. There are many different groups which would oppose certain digging plans etc. 

  2. Stonehench is really a marvel. But I wonder why they completely ruled out the possibility that one of the skeletons found belonged to one of the victims of human sacrifice. How are they able to make the difference? Because that was my first thought as soon as I understood that some bones had been recovered just around the stonehench.

    That area looks very mysterious, and I wouldn’t like to visit it. LOL. The slightest thing scares me, plus it’s too isolated. I wonder why the surrounding area has not been developed since then.

    This is truly one mystery story. Thanks for sharing and I enjoyed watching a good part of the video tool .

    1. Well they wouldn’t really develop the surrounding area – this is considered one of the wonders of Great Britain, if not the world. No buildings will ever appear near the stone structure (you heard it here first!) 🙂

  3. Yes those are real unexplained mysteries. Stonehenge in UK, the Pyramids in Egypt and more in all the world. You have selected a very interesting topic for your post. Sometimes we don’t take in consideration the mysteries that are around our world, behind them is the history of our planet and the humanity. Your post is very interesting and the video is great. Thank you for share it.

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