TIL that there are more than 1,300 stone rings across the British Islands and Stonehenge is only the most famous of them.

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Amazingly overlooked in that article, Thornborough Henge in Yorkshire. The cursus is the oldest and largest ancient monument . It is almost a mile in extent. Much bigger than Stonehenge, but hardly ever mentioned. It is currently in danger of being compromised by industry nearby (Tarmac quarry).

ledgerdemaine

If I was in the business of preserving Britain’s ancient historical sites, I’d start a henge fund.

ToBePacific

The article does not list all of their sizes, but I assume many are only 6″ tall.

go222

There were also numerous wood henges, of course. Stonehenge isn’t really special for being super unique. It’s just photogenically intact.

Danhuangmao

Tbh Assassin’s Creed Valhalla taught me this

j_p_ford