Step back 5,000 years to understand the people who built Stonehenge, as well as learn about modern scientific discoveries.
Stonehenge has long sparked curiosity and awe regarding its origins, construction, meaning, and more. Alien landing pad? Worship and ritual spot? Ancient calendar? There have been tons of theories and questions that have floated about the stone enigma for centuries.
Coming soon, visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) will gain some insight into on the world's most famous monuments.
Opening March 21, 2021, Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries will provide an understanding into the giant rock structure, thanks to modern archaelogy and scientific advances. Hundreds of artifacts will be on hand to explore.
"Evidence from Stonehenge itself, along with remains from its surrounding landscape shed light on the people who constructed one of the most world’s most famous monuments," said DMNS.
The exhibit has been touring select locations through the the U.S., and receiving rave reviews. It is planned to run through June 1, 2021.
According to the museum, the people who built the first Stonehenge 4,500–5,000 years ago were among Britain’s earliest farmers, living in the sacred Salisbury Plain. The Stonehenge that we have come to know today was built around 2500 BCE. The structure itself isn't particularly unique, as there are giant stone monuments throughout the world. However, the biggest mystery around Stonehenge is discerning where the stones came from and how were they transported to the current site.
Recent findings have shone a little light on the when, where, why, and how of the megaliths, and this exhibit will give you some answers to all of those questions.
"Explore Stonehenge’s story – one of change and evolution – through hundreds of artifacts and modern science. Immerse yourself in the science and the spirit of place that is Stonehenge!" said the DMNS.
Tickets for the exhibit are not on sale quite yet, so keep an eye on the DMNS website to ensure you get your tickets when they are available.
Have you visited Stonehenge in person? Are you excited for this upcoming exhibit? Let us know in the comments!