Keeping time

Look: New evidence may finally solve a huge Stonehenge mystery

Stonehenge at Dawn


We still don’t know why Stonehenge exists.

It could have been a gravesite, a monument, an ancient calendar, or possibly a structure we haven’t considered yet.

Researchers have hypothesized that ancient peoples used Stonehenge to track the seasons.

Indeed, parts of the ruins align perfectly with the summer and winter solstice. But there’s more nuance to the calendar’s structure than just marking two big events per year.