In the 1880s Charles Darwin carried out some of the first scientifically recorded excavations at Stonehenge. He concluded that earthworms were largely to blame for the Stonehenge stones sinking into the soil and toppling over.
What are the other six things that I learned about Stonehenge? Read the history.com article to find out. Here are the high points.
- Stonehenge was built in phases.
- It’s a mystery how some stones got to the site.
- Stonehenge once was put up for auction.
- Theories abound about Stonehenge’s purpose.
- Summer solstice gatherings were banned at Stonehenge.
- Stonehenge is just one of several prehistoric stone circles in Great Britain.