Hey everyone! We've been to more excellent places in England, like Stonehenge and Salisbury. Stonehenge was established in 3100 BC, but was not yet finished until 2000 BC because there were many things you had to do to get 5+ ton sarsen, bluestone, and one mica stones more than 50 miles with no automobiles. Stonehenge has changed a lot over time, and the stones have been eroded and fallen, but it is still awesome!
Along the Avenue, a road built by civilization to lead up to Stonehenge there are two really cool stones called the Heel Stone and the Slaughter Stone. Looking from the middle of Stonehenge to the Heel Stone, you can see the sun rise just above the Heel Stone. The special thing about the Slaughter Stone is that when it rains, the water will make the iron in the mica turn red, looking like blood.
The tallest stone in Stonehenge weighs about twenty five tons and is about twenty two feet high. The little poky thing at the top is a tenon, which used to hold a stone along the top, with the help of another stone.
When we had all finished admiring what was built over four thousand years ago, we went to see a modern construction in Salisbury, the Salisbury Cathedral. Inside the cathedral, we saw the Magna Carta, meaning The Great Charter. The Magna Carta made all basic rights apply to everyone, including the King, giving the King less power. The peasants of the time thought it was unfair because the Magna Carta didn't let them be free.
Inside the room where we saw the Magna Carta, there was a beautiful fan vaulted ceiling. Even though it was really beautiful, it was nothing compared to King's College Chapel in Cambridge.
After we saw the Magna Carta, we went to see the cathedral's many altars, while we listened to the choir practice for evensong that night. Overall, Stonehenge and Salisbury were totally EXCELLENT!