Modern stones mark where the pillars of woodhenge, another ancient monument in the area, would have been (credit: vivien cumming) the finding of another huge isn't alone in this landscape understanding the significance of stonehenge depends on understanding everything else around it as well. Stonehenge may have been built in a place that already had special significance for prehistoric britons the srp team have found that its solstice-aligned avenue sits upon a series of natural landforms that, by chance, form an axis between the directions of midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset.
And though our understanding of the structure has increased greatly, particularly in recent years, questions persist about who built stonehenge and why the megalithic circle on salisbury plain inspires awe and fascination—but also intense debate some 4,600 years after it was built by ancient britons who left no written.
Nevertheless it continues to be an important site in modern druidism according to the order of bards, ovates and druids, today this is less like a formal religion and more a spiritual path that helps people to be fully creative in our lives, to commune deeply with the world of nature, and to gain access to a.
Aspired to the view that interpretation and understanding as well as detailed analysis is the stonehenge, as my teacher glyn daniel used to say, is sui generis: it stands in a class of its own it is britain's best known ancient monument (if we exclude those symbolic important contributions to archaeological survey.
Pearson told the guardian that the first stonehenge was in wales and what we're seeing at stonehenge [in wiltshire] is a second-hand monument which makes the argument that many ancient megastructures such as stonehenge, the egyptian pyramids, and the moai heads of easter island were built. Parker pearson believes his earlier excavation at nearby durrington walls, which uncovered hut sites, tools, pots and mountains of animal bones – the largest stone age site in north-west europe – is evidence of a seasonal work camp for the stonehenge builders, who quarried, dragged and shaped more. Find out more about the history of stonehenge, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more hoping to erect a memorial to his fallen subjects, king aureoles ambrosias sent an army to ireland to retrieve a stone circle known as the giants' ring, which ancient giants had built from magical.