Stonehenge is one of the most attractive and mysterious historical sites which as reported, was forced to close after some protesters formed what British officials labeled it as a “mass trespassing” the World Heritage site.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in the Salisbury Wiltshire plain in southern England. This work is a remnant of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages and includes a ring of Sarsen eruptions set around a horseshoe-shaped complex consisting of five carved Sarsen rocks. There were horizontal stones on the ridges, which were fastened together, forming a continuous ring with a height of six meters. Among the Sarsen rocks, there are clusters of blue rocks found only in the hills of Portly Wells. Stonehenge rocks contain circular grooves about one hundred meters in diameter and rings of relatively concentric pits.
Based on archaeological evidence, the Salisbury Plain was also a region of ritual importance before the establishment of Stonehenge.
Meanwhile, the protesters are against one of the government plans which consists of building a tunnel near the historic site to alleviate the traffic around Stonehenge. The 5000-year old stones, some weighing 25 tons, have not been friendly with experts for hundreds of years as they never revealed their secret on how they were lifted and placed there.
The protesters described themselves as alliances of residents, archaeologists activists, ecologists, and pagans, gathered at Stonehenge around midday on Saturday. English Heritage managed to close Stonehenge on visitors in the name of “unforeseen circumstances” and stated that it was against the law for anyone to enter the monument without their consent.
The $2.3 billion tunnel project near Stonehenge is intended to prevent gridlock that often builds up on the highway closest to the site. But opponents, including residents, environmentalists, and archaeologists believe that the project will harm the wildlife and any potential new excavations.