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A brief introduction to the mysteries, legends, and science surrounding this strange prehistoric monument in southwest England. Is it an ancient temple, a site for astronomical observation, a ritual burial site, or an offering from prehistoric aliens? Performer Luca James Lee shares what we know and don't know about the iconic standing stones, and narrates in a smooth, pleasant voice that's easy to hear. This is a useful overview for those who are new to learning about one of the most fascinating prehistoric sites in the world.

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Learn the history of Stonehenge with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Five thousand years ago, at the same time as the pyramids were being constructed in Egypt, another monolithic structure was being built in the English county now known as Wiltshire. This structure, a complex series of earthworks and towering standing stones, is one of Europe's most famous prehistoric sites. But while we know quite a lot about who built the pyramids, and how and why they were constructed, we know very little about Stonehenge. Was it an astronomical observatory? A place of magic and ritual? A burial ground? A place of healing? The debate still rages.

Part of the reason why Stonehenge remains such a mystery, is that it was constructed by people who had no form of written language, so there are no records, other than the stones themselves.

So who were these mysterious stonemasons?

Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

iMinds offers 12 main categories; become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing.

iMinds is the knowledge solution for the information age cutting through the white noise to give you quick, accurate knowledge .. Perfect your dinner party conversation, impress your boss - an excellent way to discover topics of interest for the future.

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"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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  • Debbie
  • 11-01-21

Dates to the Pyramids

Seven minutes of information about Stonehenge that will enlighten you . . . and also make you have more questions. I had no idea that Stonehenge is as old as the Pyramids of Egypt. But now I want to know more! Who were these people who built the giant structure? And why? Amazing stuff!

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  • Jmt 1977
  • 21-09-21

Wow

So it sounds like a lot of things and different things to


How can we find out of sure

It can Ben just be everything