My brother was very excited to hear about the Steemit platform, but since he works at sea, he does not have the time to handle this himself. So I promised to help him share pictures and thoughts about the places he visits. I told him I was going to start a series of articles that would be called Travelogue. Cool, right?
So let's start with a popular place that everyone has heard a thing or two about. Stonehenge is one of the world's most famous and stunning prehistoric monuments. The popularity of the place is perfectly normal, as it is a place so full of mystery and extraordinary legends.
Although it is not really known the reason why this monument was built, there are legends about fascinating happenings that took place there, such as practicing magic by the Druids.
It is said that this place was a sanctuary dedicated to the sun and the very form of this monument resembles it. It was a place full of magic where the Druids came and made potions and even healed the people who demanded their help.
In the middle of the monument, there is a horseshoe-shaped arrangement, inside of which there is a small stone tile called the Stone of the Altar. This stone is said to be the strongest stone and at a precise moment of the day, the sunlight sinks on this stone and gives it a purple color. And at that moment the stone is loaded with the energy of the sun and can have healing powers.
Or that there were practiced rituals of marriage, sacrifice or for the glory of the gods. Other opinions say that this place was related to beings from other planets. There's even a say that it would be a meeting place for aliens.
That goes without saying, many opinions seem crazy. Moreover, the Druids version was challenged by archaeologists, who demonstrated that the monument was built 1000 years before their time.
For those who do not know, the Druids were a population that existed in England before the Roman conquest.
Of course, there are many opinions and we cannot know exactly what the purpose of building this monument was, but the most likely scenario is that it was a monument dedicated to the gods, since at a nearby distance there's another monument built this time from wood.
At that time people associated the stone with immortality, and the wood with the irreversible passage of time and implicitly the mortality of man.
And as the monument was constructed in distinct stages, its builders belonged to distinct groups.
The monument is incredibly fascinating if we consider that each stone weighs about 500 kilograms and has been brought from a few hundred kilometers. It is also worth mentioning that graves were discovered around the monument, some of them nearly 6,000 thousand years old.
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