Stonehenge & Bath
Today we visited Bath. It was very entertaining and interesting.
Bath is a city named after the Roman Baths. Not only was it a bath, it was also a temple.
Son of King Leah was thought to have leprosy and it was said that the water in Bath cured him of disease as well as his pigs.
It is the place of the sacred springs of Sulis Minerva, the Roman Goddess of wisdom.
The statue of the goddess Sulis Minerva was very interesting.
Then we got some free time. We went to Primark and bought new clothes and some 3D cards.
Then we got back on the bus and drove to Stonehenge.
Stonehenge has been around for 5,000 years. They used to bury people there.
People don’t know why it was built or what the purpose was, but there are lots of different theories.
There are 2 types of stone – Sarsen stones which weigh 25 tonnes (6 elephants) and bluestones which weigh 2-5 tonnes.
You cannot touch the stones as people tried to write their names in the stones.
We got back to Wellington at 8pm so it was a very long day, and it was the hottest day of the year so far!
All in all, we all really enjoyed ourselves and it was interesting to learn about the Romans too.