Stonehenge – a neolithic enigma

I have always been fascinated by history and one year I went to England, more Specifically to the outskirts of Salisbury, to visit one of the world’s most famous creations, Stonehenge.

I set up camp in Salisbury and after a heavy English breakfast at one of the local pubs, I hiked the 13 km to Stonehenge. The first phase of the structure started over 5000 years ago, and continued for centuries to come. It is still a mystery how our anscestors were able to place the massive stones in its characteristic pattern and multiple theories have been made to describe their purpose. Even today we don’t know for sure, but a major theory is that Stonehenge represents an antique observatorium.

Even though the commercialism surrounding the stone structure was a bit of a nuisance, I managed to mentally travel back in time, trying to fathom the origin of this mythical place.