How Heavy Are The Stones At Stonehenge?

How Heavy Are The Stones At Stonehenge?

35 tonnes - the weight of the largest sarsen stones (the uprights of the Great Trilithon).

20 tonnes - the average weight of the sarsen circle uprights.

3 tonnes - the weight of the largest bluestones.

40 tonnes - the estimated weight of the heel stone.

Read the History of Stonehenge in numbers.

12 - the estimated minimum number of days it would have taken to drag a sarsen from the Marlborough Downs.

200 - the estimated number of people it would take to drag a sarsen stone on a simple wooden sled.

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