People visit the prehistoric monument Stonehenge near Amesbury in southern England on January 19, 2022. - As the sun rose over the frost on Salisbury Plain, Sarah Greaney summoned the prehistoric ghosts of the hundreds of workers who built Stonehenge. “These people are farmers, they have crops, they have animals and the turning of the year would have been a major part of their lifestyles,” Greaney, senior properties historian at English Heritage, told AFP. It is 4,500 years since labourers from across Britain and the European mainland descended on the vast plain in southwest England, hoisting the huge stones to form the now world-famous landmark. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP) / TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY Anna CUENCA
Calculator, cemetery or shrine? The mysteries of Stonehenge unravelled
  • An exhibition at London’s British Museum examines the mystery of Stonehenge and the surprisingly sophisticated sun-worshipping people who built it
  • The exhibition includes more than 430 objects, from a stone cup that’s like a ‘prehistoric souvenir’ to a 3,600-year-old bronze disc inlaid with gold
17 Feb 2022 - 11:51AM