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Stonehenge

Conjunto megalítico da idade do Bronze (ca 3100 aC) localizado na planície de Salisbury (Wiltshire). Constituem-no diversas pedras de 5 metros de altura e 50 toneladas de peso dispostas em círculos concêntricos. A sua laboração está calculada em 30 milhões de horas. Continua desconhecida a sua origem e funções.

Set of megalithic Bronze Age (ca. 3100 BC) located on Salisbury Plain (Wiltshire). Constitute the various stones five meters high and 50 tons in weight arranged in concentric circles. In its operations is estimated at 30 million hours. Their origin remains unknown and functions.

Unknown-'a giant helps Merlin build Stonehenge' London-British Library (Ms Egerton 3028, folio 30r-Wace; Roman de Brut)

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)-'Stonhenge'-oil on canvas-1833

Unknown-'Stonehenge'-1649 Wittonis sive comitatus Wiltonensis (Atlas van Loon)

John Constable (1776-1837)-'Stonhenge'-oil on canvas-1835 London-Victoria and Albert Museum

Nathaniel Whittoc (1791-1850)-'Druids sacrificing to the sun in their temple called Stonehenge'-engraving based in Dr. Stuckley Oxford-Ashmolean Museum

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