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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks. It is in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred burial mounds.

Archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Radiocarbon dating in 2008 suggested that the first stones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC,whilst another theory suggests that bluestones may have been raised at the site as early as 3000 BC.

The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. The site and its surroundings were added to the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986 in a co-listing with Avebury Henge.

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Comments (156)

VLADiMIR К on January 18, 2014

Красивый механизм... Очень НРАВИТСЯ и наилучшие пожелания из Киева, Владимир

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on January 19, 2014

Excellent picture and colors. TFE. L 146. Good sunday, Canpao

makis-GREECE ® on January 19, 2014

Πολύ όμορφη εικόνα Λένα!

Αρέσει και αγαπημένη!

Καλή Κυριακή!

Klaus Richter on January 20, 2014

Interesting place very well presented!
❤♥ FAV 82 + LIKE 148
Best wishes from Cologne, Klaus

Peter J. on January 21, 2014

ein beeindruckender Ort!!! vg peter

Pavel Štumpa on January 22, 2014

Nádherná fotografie - pozdrav z ČR Pavel :)

SalinosⒸ on January 25, 2014

Beautifully composed some thousand years ago, great captured a little bit later, Lena:)

Like & ☆!

Τις καλύτερες ευχές από τι Βρέμι

Michael - – - Salinos ツ

Peaceofmind on January 26, 2014

Great capture. like

Sirka on February 4, 2014

Splendid colors!F84&L151

Martin Romero on February 28, 2014

Wonderfull prehistorical location, nice picture ¡. Best greetings for yoy ¡ :)

cp_u on April 6, 2014

a miracle ... LK
ciao, cp_u

J.ROLDAN on April 11, 2014

Hermoso registro de estos famosos restos prehistoricos..LIKE 154 y FAV 85,saludos,Jose.

jose fernandez on July 3, 2014

Very beautiful shot LIKE

Polifemo ( * ) on October 5, 2014

...sabías que Panoramio está amenazada de cierre? Los usuarios estamos firmando aquí en un intento por evitarlo!

rahime ok on November 10, 2014

Is this the secret of the stones resolved? Why lined up this way?

Lucas Morais on January 14, 2015

Linda foto, Parabéns pela sua galeria. uma composição mais bonita do que a outra. Abraços do Brasil

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 19, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by LeenieforLena
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
    • Taken on 2012/04/17 15:53:32
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash