why did the english built the stonehenge?

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no one knows, some kind of pagan religious ceremony to do with the Sun IIRC
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Nobody knows: BUT

Many people do not realise that SH is only one (the biggest) of many of these stone circles that are situated in straight lines all across the country and indeed in northern europe. It was not a unique structure.
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Something to do, I guess. I imagine the neolithic was a bit boring without the internet.

Jokes aside, nobody knows for sure, but it clearly has something to do with the sun. What I find interesting, and this is a theme I've heard from historians, is that the act of building it was significant. Some of the building materials used for Stonehenge and other structures (e.g. Silbury Hill) were sourced from far away when other more local materials would have done the job. It's been suggested that the toil involved in constructing these things were possibly part of the act of 'worship'. I find it amazing that people were building these things for hundreds of years. I've never seen any evidence that they had the means to write anything down, so the 'plans' would have been carried by word of mouth for many generations, presumably without any significant alterations.
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The question is, "Why did aliens want us to build Stonehenge?"

Puzzling indeed :hmmmm:
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Damn you beat me to it! :lol: these guys are hilarious
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It's supposed to be something religious and rituals and stuff.
It was built according to the Sun's position so that at a certain time of the day on the 21st March/June/September/December the rays of the Sun would go through a certain part of Stonehenge reaching the middle. Now it wouldn't be the same anymore as coordinates have changed because the Earth is alligned a bit different than it was 10000(?) years ago.
It was something like that, I saw a documentary on it about 1-2 years ago.


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BTW as an Englishman I feel compelled to remind you and educate you of the fact that, the English played no part in the building of stone henge.

It was the native Britons that built it; so-called because of their being a 'tattooed people' which is basically the meaning behind the word. Etc. etc. etc. But not the English, who came from the Schleswig Holstein area of the now Germany / Denmark.
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They were bored, as bored people get.
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(Original post by EarthlingyThingy)
BTW as an Englishman I feel compelled to remind you and educate you of the fact that, the English played no part in the building of stone henge.

It was the native Britons that built it; so-called because of their being a 'tattooed people' which is basically the meaning behind the word. Etc. etc. etc. But not the English, who came from the Schleswig Holstein area of the now Germany / Denmark.
Wasn't even the Britons; was the prehistoric people who lived there before the Celts.
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Wasn't even the Britons; was the prehistoric people who lived there before the Celts.
Well there never was a peoples called the Britons or Celts anyway. The people's I am referring to are the natives of the isles that later would be referred to as Britons and even later referred to as Celts.

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Well there never was a peoples called the Britons or Celts anyway. The people's I am referring to are the natives of the isles that later would be referred to as Britons and even later referred to as Celts.

Ah, but the builders of Stonehenge and the Celts were different the Celts were a large culture which spread slowly into Britain and eventually absorbed the natives. The people who built Stonehenge were the aforementioned natives, who were there earlier.
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They had some bare drugs brah.
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To confuse us.
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poland only joined the EU in 2004
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poland only joined the EU in 2004
interesting.
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