Eight miles north of Salisbury, Stonehenge is one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world. This ring of standing stones was believed to be built between 5,000 and 4,000 years ago. Its location places it in the centre of a multitude of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments, with dozens of burial mounds discovered nearby, making it a significant part of a complex, sacred landscape. As to why, many theories have been spun – some magical, some extraterrestrial – one of which is that Stonehenge was once a burial ground for the religious or political elite.

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