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Title: STONEHENGE


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STONEHENGE
  • ENGLAND
  • 2000 b.c.

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Why built?
  • Made by an ancient race of giants.
  • Conjured up by Merlin
  • The real reason it was built is unknown
  • However, it is an accurate astronomical calendar

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What does it look like?
  • Outer ring of giant doorways
  • Ring of small upright stones (gravestones)
  • Horseshoe of trilithons (136)
  • Heel-stone (marking where sun rises in east at
    summer solstice)

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Easter Island
  • Chile
  • South Pacific Ocean
  • 1000 a.d.

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Statues of Large Heads
  • 2000 miles from nearest city
  • Made of volcanic ash
  • Famous for monoliths called Moai
  • 13 feet high weigh 14 ton on average
  • 887 statues (288 placed)
  • Called Easter Island because explorer landed
    there on Easter
  • Polynesians create a culture

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What happened?
  • Society grew to 10,000
  • Island could not sustain that population
  • Bloody civil war cannibalism
  • Culture was lost to inner turmoil, slavery and
    outside influence

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HOMEWORK
  • Bring a picture of a modern megalith that may
    be confusing to future cultures
  • 10 points possible
  • If anyone else has the same megalith, you will
    get 7/10
  • BE ORIGINAL!

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It must be large! You must know what it is! What
might they think it is?
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