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What did the Romans make of Stonehenge?

There is a layer in the Stonehenge soil called the Bluestone layer, or sometimes the Roman layer. In it is found detritus from the Roman era (coins, brooches etc) and LOTS of small bluestone chips. These small chips are spread fairly evenly across the whole of the central area of the monument.

Did the Romans use Stonehenge?

Stonehenge appears to have been frequently visited in the Roman period (from AD 43), since many Roman objects have been found there. Recent excavations raised the possibility that it was a place of ritual importance to Romano-British people.

Why did the Romans not destroy Stonehenge?

Probably because Stonehenge had lost its religious significance thousands of years before the Romans arrived. It was an impressive stone age relic to Celts and Romans alike, not a symbol of the Celtic religion used to rally opposition to Roman rule.

Is there CCTV at Stonehenge?

You won’t see anything from there! There are security guards who patrol the stones. You wouldn’t be able to get as close as 100 – 200m anyway because of the perimeter fence.

Does Stonehenge have a gift shop?

Shop. The Stonehenge gift shop offers an extensive range of books, gifts and souvenirs, including jewellery and an exclusive range of Barbour clothing and accessories.

Are there security guards at Stonehenge?

Located on Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is one of the best-known prehistoric monuments in Europe. Venture’s guarding team at Stonehenge is made up of 12 SIA licensed security officers, with additional team members joining to support the security detail for the quarterly events as required.

When were bluestones added to Stonehenge?

The bluestones at Stonehenge were placed there during the third phase of construction at Stonehenge around 2300 BC. It is assumed that there were about 80 of them originally, but this has never been proven since only 43 remain.

How long has Stonehenge been fenced off?


What were the 7 Wonders of the World in 1970?

  • Great Pyramid of Giza.
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia.
  • Temple of Artemis.
  • Mausoleum at Halicarnassus.
  • Colossus of Rhodes.
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria.