Stonehenge down under
An entrepreneur has announced plans to build an exact replica of
Stonehenge in Australia.
Ross Smith hopes the monument will be ready in time for Australia's next
summer solstice, on December 21.
"I'm doing it because I can," said Mr Smith, who plans to reconstruct
the ancient monument on land he owns in the Margaret River region of
"Nowhere in the world has a complete Stonehenge been built."
The structure will be made with 2,500 tonnes of granite quarried from
Esperance, on Western Australia's south coast.
The £700,000 project, to be called The Henge, will include 101 granite
stones arranged in an inner and outer circle and a central altar.
Mr Smith, the former owner of a successful microbrewery, said The Henge
would be a business venture, to be hired out for weddings and other events.