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Stonehenge: Part of a Tapestry

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One can certainly view Stonehenge in isolation from the surrounding monuments and simply marvel at the stark beauty, wonder at the mystery of how it was constructed, and muse about its purpose. However much that stimulates an emotional response, that sort of approach is like peering through a microscope at the wing of a bee, ignoring the amazing creature to which it was attached. We now know that Stonehenge was part of a complex tapestry of monuments constructed over a thousand year period. Understanding how and when they were woven together may lead us to answer the biggest mystery of all: why?

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