British researchers believe that Stonehenge was originally built as a monument to peace and unity.
The famous stone circle is thought to have have been built between 2500 BC and 3000 BC at a time when the neolithic people were becoming increasingly unified. The very fact that Stonehenge was built at all, a project that would have required a great degree of mutual co-operation, is testament to this.
"Stonehenge itself was a massive undertaking, requiring the labor of thousands to move stones from as far away as west Wales, shaping them and erecting them," said Mike Parker Pearson. "Just the work itself, requiring everything literally to pull together, would have been an act of unification."
"The mysterious structure of Stonehenge may have been built as a symbol of peace and unity, according to a new theory by British researchers."
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