People have been worshipping the sun on this spot for thousands of years

13 October 2018 - 21 April 2019
Tongeren

If you go to Tongeren, you must visit "Stonehenge - Beyond the mystery"; this exhibition is open until 21 April 2019 at the Gallo-Roman museum in the former capital of the Celtic Eburones people at the time of the Roman conquest of our regions.

Stonehenge is a megalithic monument comprising a series of concentric circular structures, built between 2800 and 1100 BC, between the Neolithic times and the Bronze Age. It is located in southern England. The site attracts around one million visitors a year. Every summer solstice (21 June), thousands of people, Neo-Druids, sun-worshippers, hippies, party-goers and families of curious onlookers meet at the foot of the mysterious stones erected to celebrate the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and welcome the first sunrise of the summer.

Initially a wooden sanctuary (dating to 8000 BC), gigantic megaliths of quartzite, bluestone and sarsen would later be erected on the site; these are blocks of sandstone from Wales, which is 240 kilometres from Stonehenge! How did the builders transport these giant rocks? How did they erect them? How did they shape them? And why? The exhibition provides new answers to all these questions.

For more information and practical advice, go to: https://www.galloromeinsmuseum.be/en/exhibitions/Stonehenge-Beyond-the-mystery/Discover-the-exhibition