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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Stonehenge revised: New discoveries

Stonehenge in 2014     (Photo by Diego Delso)
Much of what has happened at any location thousands of years ago remains a mystery. 

It is therefore understandable that the bulk of what we’ve theorized about Stonehenge is now subject to revision.  

Ian Sample of The Guardian reports that archaeologists have recently discovered
fragments “of a massive stone monument buried under a thick, grassy bank only two miles from Stonehenge.”

Ground-penetrating radar revealed “about 30 intact stones measuring up to 4.5m tall.” They are thought to have been part of a “ritual arena.”

This discovery, plus earlier nearby ones such as Durrington Walls and the Cursus, have been fundamentally changing many views about Stonehenge. 

Stonehenge is now seen as just part of a larger “Hidden Landscape Project.”  The overall site appears to be “one of the largest Neolithic settlements in Europe.” 

Copyright September 8, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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