Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about 2.0 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. Archaeologists believe the stone monument was constructed anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Another theory suggests that bluestones may have been erected at the site as early as 3000 BC.
Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage, while the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust.
Some archeologists believe that Stonehenge could possibly have served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. The dating of cremated remains found on the site indicate that deposits contain human bone material from as early as 3000 BC, when the initial ditch and bank were first dug. Such deposits continued at Stonehenge for at least another 500 years. The site is a place of religious significance for Neo-Druidism, a form of modern spirituality or religion that generally promotes harmony and worship of nature, and respect for all beings, including the environment.
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