Since time immemorial, mankind has strived to survive and continue its species. In doing so, they have left behind traces of their time on earth as evidenced by the Incan remains in Peru and the pyramids of Egypt. However, due to the passage of time and its effect on such monuments as well as destruction by enemy forces, the evidence of such magnificent kingdoms and civilizations have been erased from the face of the Earth. Other monuments, such as Stonehenge, remain, but its purpose during its time of construction is lost to all. Many can only hypothesis its purpose and many theorists seek to explain its significance. This aura of mystery has only heightened its appeal and even tourists staying in short stay London apartments are attracted its allure.
While staying in a metropolitan hotel such as the Ascott Mayfair London can provide you with access to numerous attractions, a visit to London seems incomplete without seeing Stonehenge. While many have put forth theories regarding its constructions, none of them seem to hold water. For instance, the stones appear to have been sourced from Wales, which is two hundred miles away, and then transported by water. However, many are at a loss to explain the manner of transport and carriage from the waters to the site.
Similarly, mystery shrouds the purpose of Stonehenge. While evidence indicates that the structures had a strong resonance with death, some theories that it was used for the purposes of a memorial service. Another theory asserts the identity of Stonehenge as being a site of pilgrimage where the injured or the ill were brought to be cured.
When visiting Stonehenge, tourists can also wander around Neolithic Houses, visit the Visitor Centre and enjoy an audio-visual experience regarding the Stone and learn about the history of the landmark and the landscape through the Stonehenge Exhibition.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.