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Stonehenge ahead FL01500_02_003

STONEHENGE, Amesbury, Wiltshire. A car drives past an a box towards Stonehenge. Photograph 1930, from the Ministry of Works Blue Album

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Bronze Age Communication Landscape Neolithic Pre Historic Stone Age Stone Circle Telephone Transport World Heritage Site


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph, taken in 1930, captures the ancient and mysterious landscape of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. The prehistoric monument, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages, making it over 5,000 years old. The monument consists of a circular arrangement of massive stones, each standing up to 13 feet high and weighing up to 50 tons. The image showcases the juxtaposition of the past and the present, as a car drives past a gate towards the monument. The telephone pole in the background further emphasizes the passage of time and the integration of modern communication technology into the landscape. Stonehenge continues to be a source of fascination and wonder for people from all over the world. Its exact purpose remains a mystery, with theories suggesting it was used for religious or astronomical purposes. Despite its age, Stonehenge continues to draw visitors who come to marvel at its grandeur and to ponder the secrets of its past. The photograph is part of the Ministry of Works Blue Album, a collection of images documenting the preservation and restoration of historic sites in England. It serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving our cultural heritage for future generations to appreciate and learn from.

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