The Stonehenge remains one of the most important relics of the Neolithic man. It took more than 1,500 years of concerted efforts on the part of mankind to make the structures. The monument has about 100 huge stones laid out in a circle.
There are theories of the site being used as an astronomical observatory. While many scholars believe the Stonehenge was meant to be a burial spot, the other purposes served by the array of stones are yet to be arrived at.
Studies of cremated remains hint at 3000 BC as the date when the first graves were dug. But the greatest mystery that still baffles many all over the world is how anyone could possibly manage to erect the monument with such huge stones without the help of any of the modem tools and machinery we have today.
There has been a huge debate on how stones from different quarries over the British Isles found their way into the complex without the aid of modern equipment and machinery. Some theorists say the huge rock boulders found their way to the site by virtue of some glaciers in the last ice age. Others are of the opinion that they were transported over water using rafts. The Stonehenge found itself in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. About 1 million people visit the monument every year.
The Stonehenge was built at a time when the trend towards written form of language was not in vogue. Data and information on the subject are rare. This way, the Stonehenge is now a subject of theories and myths. Its construction is believed to have been aided by supernatural powers.