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Friday, August 7, 2020


The larger standing stones, known as megaliths, are made of sarsen, a local sandstone.
“...We FINALLY (almost certainly...) know where Stonehenge's giant sarsen stones come from,” claims a spokesperson with English Heritage, the conservation organization charged with maintaining more than 400 historical sites in Great Britain, including Stonehenge located in Wiltshire.
         Weighing up to 30 tonnes and standing up to 7 metres tall, the sarsens form all 15 stones of Stonehenge's central horseshoe.
         They also form the uprights and lintels of the outer circle, and outlying stones like the Heel Stone and the Slaughter Stone.
         We've known for a long time that the smaller bluestones were brought from the Preseli Hills in Wales Flag of Wales but the source of the sarsens has been a mystery... until now, reports English Heritage.
         For more details go to CNN.  Click here.

New studies show the general area of the prehistoric sarsen extraction pits are about 15 miles north of Stonehenge in the West Woods “area of outstanding natural beauty.”

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