On Monday, I ventured approximately 65 miles outside of London to visit Stonehenge in Wiltshire. It was definitely an interesting sight with an even greater fascinating history.
It is incredible to me how the largest stones of Stonehenge required the efforts of 600 men and a time span of one year per stone to get to where they are today. Finished in 1500 B.C., it is still not entirely known why Stonehenge was constructed. With all of the hard labor it required, Stonehenge must have represented something extremely special.
It wasn’t until 1918 that the land of the Stonehenge sight became protected. For this reason, many of the stones and pieces of the stones that were once part of the World Heritage site are now missing. Farmers would take pieces of the stones and use if for road maintenance and building. Tourists would come and hack away pieces to take home as souvenirs. Could you imagine putting years of work into something that would end up slowly being destroyed by the hands of other men? Crazy.