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This is a digital painting using Lautrec and Andy’s brushes AOPs in DAP, with editing by FastStone, of Stonehenge.
Information is derived from the Stonehenge website and the original photograph is used with the kind permission of Kozzi Images.
The first Stonehenge was a large earthwork or Henge, comprising a ditch, bank, and the Aubrey holes, all probably built around 3100 BC.
The second and most dramatic stage of Stonehenge started around 2150 BC. Some 82 bluestones from the Preseli mountains, in south-west Wales were transported to the site.
Once at the site, these stones were set up in the centre to form an incomplete double circle.
The third stage of Stonehenge, about 2000 BC, saw the arrival of the Sarsen stones, which were almost certainly brought from the Marlborough Downs near Avebury, in north Wiltshire, about 25 miles north of Stonehenge. The largest of the Sarsen stones transported to Stonehenge weigh 50 tonnes.
The stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that took place soon after 1500 BC when the bluestones were rearranged in the horseshoe and circle.