Stonehenge


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Stone·henge

 (stōn′hĕnj′)
A group of standing stones on Salisbury Plain in southern England. Dating to c. 2200-1800 bc, the megaliths are enclosed by a circular ditch and embankment that may date to c. 3000. The arrangement of the stones suggests that Stonehenge was used as a religious center and also as an astronomical observatory.

Stonehenge

(ˌstəʊnˈhɛndʒ)
n
1. (Placename) a prehistoric ruin in S England, in Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain: constructed over the period of roughly 3000–1600 bc; one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe; believed to have had religious and astronomical purposes
2. (Archaeology) a prehistoric ruin in S England, in Wiltshire on Salisbury Plain: constructed over the period of roughly 3000–1600 bc; one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe; believed to have had religious and astronomical purposes

Stone•henge

(ˈstoʊn hɛndʒ)

n.
a prehistoric megalithic monument on Salisbury Plain, in S England, dating to late Neolithic and early Bronze Age times (3rd to 2nd millennium B.C.): believed to have had religious or astronomical functions.
[-henge, probably orig. “something hanging”; compare hinge]
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Noun1.Stonehenge - an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes
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One day in returning from this spring by a circuitous path, I came upon a scene which reminded me of Stonehenge and the architectural labours of the Druids.
He was born in 1672 in the quaint little thatched parsonage of Milston, a Wiltshire village, not far from that strange monument of ancient days, Stonehenge.
All inquiry into antiquity, all curiosity respecting the Pyramids, the excavated cities, Stonehenge, the Ohio Circles, Mexico, Memphis,--is the desire to do away this wild, savage, and preposterous There or Then, and introduce in its place the Here and the Now.
Within his cramped little mind dwelt something that was greater than Jefferies' books--the spirit that led Jefferies to write them; and his dawn, though revealing nothing but monotones, was part of the eternal sunrise that shows George Borrow Stonehenge.
The girl withdrew into a corner, while Miss Brass took a key from her pocket, and opening the safe, brought from it a dreary waste of cold potatoes, looking as eatable as Stonehenge.
And Sims believes Stonehenge was built by these leaders to worship both the sun and the moon, to re-affirm neolithic faith in the importance of both.
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Now the experts are working fast to investigate the trunks said to be of "enormous" archaeological importance comparable to Stonehenge.
New research by the team, led by academics from University College, London, published in the journal Antiquity, presents detailed evidence of prehistoric quarrying in the Preseli hills in Pembrokeshire, helping to answer long-standing questions about why, when and how Stonehenge was built.
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The discovery, using special technology to penetrate the ground surface, is less than 2 miles from Stonehenge, in Wiltshire.
to Boston, he selected America's Stonehenge in Salem.