Now researchers have resolved the mystery: 50 of the 52 extant sarsens at Stonehenge came from the West Woods site in the English county of Wiltshire, located 25 kilometers to the north of Stonehenge. The findings were published on Wednesday in Science Advances.
In which country is the mystery Stonehenge?
Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site located on Salisbury Plain, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
Who solved the mystery of Stonehenge?
A sarsen core sample, taken during repair work in the late 1950s, gave important information about Stonehenges origins. The core sample was given to a man named Robert Phillips. Phillips worked for the company that was repairing the monument.
Where is Stonehenge What is the myth behind Stonehenge?
According to folklore, Stonehenge was created by Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend, who magically transported the massive stones from Ireland, where giants had assembled them. Another legend says invading Danes put the stones up, and another theory says they were the ruins of a Roman temple.
Is Stonehenge still a mystery?
The answer remains unknown. Today, Stonehenge still attracts more people than any other prehistoric monument. About 1.7 million visitors come to visit the Stone Age site each year.