BBC BITESIZE - WHAT IS STONEHENGE?

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What is Stonehenge? Find out about the history of Stonehenge in this BBC Bitesize KS2 History guide.

Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous monuments. It stands on Salisbury Plain, in Wiltshire, and its giant stones can be seen from miles around.

Stonehenge was built over many hundreds of years. Work began in the late Neolithic Age, around 3000BC. Over the next thousand years, people made many changes to the monument. The last changes were made in the early Bronze Age, around 1500BC.

We may never know exactly why Stonehenge was built, but people probably gathered there for religious ceremonies.

Explore Stonehenge on this really useful site from BBC Bitesize.

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