The first phase of the monument was the digging of a circular bank and ditch enclosure
In the second phase a timber structure was built. We know this from the posthole that have been discovered
In the third phase timber was abandoned in favour of stone and two concentric crescents of holes were dug in the centre of the site.. The holes held up to 80 standing stones 43 of which were for the bluestones. The Altar Stone, the Heel Stone and the Station Stones were added.
The layout of Stonehenge reveals that the entrance is aligned on the mid-summer sunrise
The mid-winter sun sets between the two great uprights of the trilithon
Archaeologists believe that ceremonies on the longest and the shortest days played an important role in Neolithic and early Bronze Age religion when the gods were called upon during key points in the agricultural calendar
WHAT HAVE THE DRUIDS GOT TO DO WITH STONE HENGE?
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People associate Stonehenge with the religion practised by the druids
Druids are associated with religion in the Iron Age
It is a common misconception that the druids worshipped at Stonehenge