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The mystery surrounding Stonehenge has captured the imagination of people throughout time. Who built it? How did they transport such massive stones over such long distances? What was it used for? Improvements in science have answered some of these questions. For example, we know Stonehenge can be dated back over years, so that would rule out the Romans or the modern Celts as its builders, though the arrival of Celtic people in England is also up for debate.
With standing stones measuring at over feet tall and weighing tons, the origin of Stonehenge is subject to much debate. Folklore contributes its construction to several mythological creatures: , , and more frequently from outer space. Some sects link to other great monuments like the Great Pyramids of Giza and the pyramids in Mexico. There is also much argument about the use of the monument, although most scholars believe it had some sort of or -keeping role, which is supported by the fact that certain stones line up with and rising and setting positions, and on the the sun shines . Stonehenge’s mystery and connection to the heavens has attracted many visitors over the years, and today it is one of the most famous landmarks in the world.