Unknown, Stonehenge, ca. 2550 - 1600 BCE

Megalithic structure, meaning big stone 
Circle is 97’ in diameter, trilithons 24’ high  
a ‘henge’ is arrangement of mega stones in a circle 	+ surrounded by a ditch  
inside rings are ‘blue stone’ and surround a horse shoe  
includes a ‘heel stone’ - a marking stone, marks the spot where the sun rose in the summer solstice; stonehenge is an astronomical observatory, and is remarkably accurate to solar calendar  
not sure how they got there since their weight is tremendous; the stones are from Wales

Unknown, Stonehenge, ca. 2550 - 1600 BCE

  • Megalithic structure, meaning big stone 
  • Circle is 97’ in diameter, trilithons 24’ high  
  • a ‘henge’ is arrangement of mega stones in a circle + surrounded by a ditch  
  • inside rings are ‘blue stone’ and surround a horse shoe  
  • includes a ‘heel stone’ - a marking stone, marks the spot where the sun rose in the summer solstice; stonehenge is an astronomical observatory, and is remarkably accurate to solar calendar  
  • not sure how they got there since their weight is tremendous; the stones are from Wales
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artwhat.

during my first ever survey of western art class, my professor explained the difference between historians and art historians. historians, she said, were interested in old things. art historians, on the other hand, were interested in old things of quality. you don't hang garbage up on the walls of a museum; it has to be substantial and it has to mean something. so here you go; old things, made mostly by dudes long dead, of debatable degrees of quality but always with a constant level of importance. think of this as a deck of flash cards... sans the whole cards part.