Stonehenge, perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, has fascinated scholars for centuries.

In 1620 Inigo Jones, King James I’s architect, interpreted stonehange as a provincial (kedaerahan) Roman temple, while eighteenth-century antiquaries saw it as a sanctuary (tempat suci (candi, gereja dll), perkuburan, tempat perlindungan) of the Druids or Celtic priests (pendeta). Even today, neo-Druids gather at stonehenge on June 21 to observe the summer solstice (ttk balik matahari)

Archaeological research in and around stonehenge, in its final form, has shown that this impressive monument is far older than the Romans or even the Druidic priests. Stonehenge was built by the prehistoric inhabitants of Britain nearly 4000 years ago (2000 BC), a full 2000 years before the Roman conquest of Britain.

1 Syawal 1431H…TAqoballahu minna waminkum, mohon maaf lahir & bathin

Crabtree, P.J. and D.V. Campana. 2006. Exploring prehistory: how archaeology reveal our past. New York: McGraw Hill.



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