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a National Trust Attraction in the town of Amesbury, in the county of Wiltshire

Probably Quarried in Wales

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Photographer: © Ruth Gregory (Gallery)(20th April 2008)

Probably Quarried in Wales

According to the interpretive narrative, the stones were probably quarried in Wales and transported to the site.

A picture of: Stonehenge ( More pictures of Stonehenge by Ruth Gregory )

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Stonehenge Wiltshire Amesbury

Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 10 mm, Aperture: f 5.7, Exposure time: 1/250 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: November 1, 2007, 7:34 am
ImageID:1059055, Image size: 2304 x 1536 pixels

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Comment by Andy Edwards(17th May 2008)

Unbelievable isn't it? I don't know how they did it, but then neither does anyone! This is a super picture Ruth.

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Comment by Jo Adams(1st June 2008)

I read once that the only explanation for transporting the stones were with tree trunks. The stones were put on top, and the whole thing was rolled, then the back trunk was moved to the front and so on. Even so it must have taken weeks/months. Who knows whether this actually happened or just the writer's imagination of how it was done!

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Comment by Ruth Gregory (Photo owner)(1st June 2008)

Thanks for the info, Jo. It's absolutely fascinating history.

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Comment by (29th August 2008)

One of my favourite interests, Ruth! This place is both mysterious and mystical. A wonderful pic!

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