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2005/09/09

Stonehenge (ストーンヘンジ)

ますます興味がわいてきました。インターネット上には素敵な写真もたくさんですね。

Stonehenge is surely Britain's greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. Its original purpose is unclear to us, but some have speculated(推測する) that it was a temple made for the worship(崇拝) of ancient earth deities(神). It has been called an astronomical observatory(天文台) for marking significant events on the prehistoric calendar. Others claim that it was a sacred(神聖な) site for the burial(埋葬) of high-ranking citizens from the societies of long ago.

While we can't say with any degree of certainty what it was for, we can say that it wasn't constructed for any casual purpose. Only something very important to the ancients would have been worth the effort and investment that it took to construct Stonehenge.

上記はBritanniaより引用 ( http://www.britannia.com/history/h7.html )
English Heritage ( www.english-heritage.org.uk/stonehenge )
Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge )

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