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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument, in the English county of Wiltshire, approximately 3 miles west of Amesbury, and 8 miles north of Salisbury. It is one of the most famous sites in the world, and it's composed of earthworks, surrounding a circular setting of large standing stones. It is believed that it was constructed in 3 phases, which required more than 30 million hours of labor. The reason of its construction is believed to be somewhere between human sacrifice and astronomy.
However, archaeologists found evidence, in 2008, that Stonehenge served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. The cremated remains, found on the site, suggest that the monument dates from as early as 3000 BC, and that the burials continued for at least another 500 years. There are many legends and stories, surrounding Stonehenge's history, its real purpose being almost impossible to identify. In this legends, the ancient monument appears as a healing place or as a Devil's tool, but each and every one of these stories end by highlighting its greatness and increasing interest.
Although, the monument's original purpose is unclear to mankind, Stonehenge is surely Britain's greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. The stones we see today represent Stonehenge in ruin. Many of the original stones have fallen or have been removed by previous generations for home construction or road repair. All the same, Stonehenge is still one of UK's most important places of interest, one of its most popular attractions and one of the most history-filled sites found within its boundaries.