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WE MAY HAVE CRACKED THE MYSTERY OF STONEHENGE

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One of the inscrutable ancient monuments of the world, Stonehenge has been the Britain’s most visited tourist’s spots. The iconic stone pillars attracts the attention of the people around the world and force them to think of the reasons behind their placement. People are amazed as to why they were put in place.

Stonehenge at Britain has been studied by different archeologists and each time a new mystery has evolved. It is believed that Stonehenge has been a part of a complex network of structures including regimented routes, burial mounds, unknown settlements, etc. It elaborates more of Neolithic and Bronze Age world.

People might get some insight by looking at it, but it is far deeper than it looks. The researchers, therefore, are searching the nearby area of the monument to find some evidences for these primeval monuments.
Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project is one of the projects which have looked it in this holistic way. The project was implemented from 2010 to 2014. The Stonehenge at the center of the complicated structures covers the area of 12 square km. It was a clear fact that the Stonehenge was not the only structure in the landscape rather surrounded by many others. Therefore, the significance of Stonehenge can only be understood when everything else is being studied.

stonehengeIt is believed that Stonehenge is built in two phases. The first phase was built around 5,000 years ago which included a ditch, bank and circle of bluestones. The second phase was built 500 years after the first phase and it consisted of the evolving outer circle which is iconic in itself. However, it has been mentioned that area was occupied around 9,000 years ago, much earlier when Stonehenge was built.

Stonehenge Riverside Project from 2003 to 2009 was led by Mike Parker Pearson of University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, suggested that all the significant Neolithic landscapes – Salisbury Plain, Avebury and the Preseli Hills in Wales, were linked and Stonehenge was holding that link. She also believes that Stonehenge came from Avebury area which is the home of a large stone circle in Europe and 30km away from the site. The first to be put in place at Stonehenge were the Welsh bluestones, acclaimed by Parker Pearson.

The excavation of the Stonehenge Riverside Project in 2008 revealed that there are remains of the cremated people buried including 58 burials – 9 men and 14 women. This excavated the significant role of women in the Neolithic period.

It is quite surprising to know that the new technology not only is able to find new sites but also changes our thoughts over the understanding the known sites. It is just the beginning to look around the monument and comprehend how it developed and its impact on the people who built it.

It doesn’t matter as to how many new discoveries are made related to Stonehenge. It is still not easy, in this modern-fast paced world to understand how it has been erected so perfectly for this long.

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Best Budget Travel Destination Bucharest For This Vacation

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Bucharest is Romania’s largest city and capital is called as the bustling metropolis of today. Known for its wide, glorious Belle Époque buildings, tree-lined boulevards with the reputation of high life, Bucharest is one of the most beautiful budget destinations suitable for an amazing vacation. City of Bucharest is considered as one of the Romanian legend as the Bucharest has been founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by shepherd called as Bucur. The name “Bucur” literarily called as “joy” and he is known for playing flute dazzled and the tasty wines from the nearby vineyards has endeared him to local traders. More and more tourists around the world are happy to discover visiting Bucharest in Romania is much more budget friendly destination. Bucharest is filled with many number of amazing things to do and see bringing more joy in high excellence. Bucharest is the best budget Travel destination to enjoy this vacation with your family and friends.

Bigăr Waterfall:

Bigăr waterfall is ranked first in the top as unique waterfalls in the world with showing the beauty of nature. Bigăr waterfall is located in the Caras-Severin and near to the Nera Natural Park. Beautiful waterfall is covered with the green moss and offers the most spectacular color and known for special water games. Beautiful cascade waters are collected in the place showing electrifying shades of blue. According to The World Geography, the Bigăr waterfall is located exactly on 45th parallel North in halfway point between the North Pole and the Equator. Bigăr waterfall is considered as the most unusual waterfalls and most beautiful in Romania.

The Danube Delta:

Danube Delta flows into Black Sea and known for highest tourist attraction spot in the Bucharest. The Danube River is the most complex of the reserve of the Flora and Fauna in the Romania and acts as the idyllic place to get an amazing change. Danube Delta is considered as the beautiful creation of nature as well as wildlife reserve in Romania.

Turda Salt Mine:

The Turda salt mine is considered as the top tourism fascinating places in the world and it attracts thousands of visitors. Turda Salt Mine offers a wide range of entertainment for the children and adults. Visitors could enjoy playing billiard, bowling or mini-golf. Tourists across the world enjoys at viewing the natural beauty of this Travel destination and other activities like beautiful lighting rowboat on an underground, ride on the carousel and many others.

Saint Apostles’ Church:
The Saint Apostles’ Church considered as oldest churches in Bucharest and dates back to the 16th Century with the steeple built in 1715. Saint Apostles’ Church is filled with wide range of strange portraits worth seeing.

Cotroceni Palace & Museum:

Cotroceni Palace is the former royal residence that is built by Prince and ruler Serban Cantacuzino between 1679 and 1681. Cotroceni Palace was also called the home to King Carol I and many architectures has been changed by him. During 19th century, the Heir-to-the-Crown Ferdinand has ordered the partial demolition of this palace then later reconstructed by the French architect Paul Gottereau in the neoclassical style. Nicolae Ceausescu in 1977 transformed the Palace into official guesthouse and important collection of medieval art is seen here.