A group of huge stones are strikingly stacked within a vast expanse of green grass ... but they are not all. In front of these huge stones, you will stand before a prehistoric relic; It dates back 5,000 years. Some argue that it is perhaps the most famous antiquity in the world from the prehistoric era, according to the site of the English Heritage Foundation.


The charm of the place on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire in England is not limited to its history. The stones themselves are a majestic sight, some of which carry coded messages that fill the same seeker with riddles and questions without a definitive answer.


A lot of speculation revolves around the site, some believe that it was used as an astronomical observatory, and others believe that it was a sacred site inside which ancient religious rituals were taking place in connection with the sun, so the only certain thing remains that Stonehenge is a mystery whose secrets have not been revealed until today.


The stones are stacked in the form of a ring, and are generally divided into two categories: large and estimated to be 30 feet high and weighing 25 tons, and according to the "Life Science" website, it is believed that the stones were transported to the site from the Marlborough Downs area, located 20 miles to the north, and others. Small, weighing only about 4 tons, it is believed to have been transported from various locations in West Wales, a maximum of about 140 miles away, Live Science added.


As for building this monument, it is considered an icon in the art of engineering and construction, which certainly required the participation of hundreds of well-organized workers who relied on simple tools and methods, although the specific construction method remains a mystery to this day. So; It was not surprising that the monument was included in the UNESCO List of Human Heritage


For his part, Earth scientist Ryan John, from Wales, proposed a new theory, according to which the stones were transported by a glacier 500 thousand years ago, to the place where the construction took place. John points out in his book "Stonehenge Blue Stones", that there is no convincing evidence that the stones were extracted from Wales by humans, pointing out that "Glaciers are the most likely theory in moving stones all the way from Wales, thousands of years ago," Until it ended up in the Salisbury plain, once the planet's climate improved and the ice melted. ”


However, the splendor of Stonehenge is not limited to the Ring of Stones, but rather, the visitor can enjoy visiting a group of houses that were built with the same materials and methods that were observed in the ruins of houses found nearby and dating back to the Stone Age. Upon entering one of these homes, you can close your eyes for a moment and imagine how the people of the area lived 4,500 years ago.


The visitor can also enjoy visiting the Stonehenge exhibition, which includes more than 250 artifacts ranging from pieces of jewelry, pottery, tools and human remains, with visual displays using the latest audio-visual display techniques, according to "English Heritage".