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2011-03-10 06:10:00

Modern laser scanning is being implemented to study Stonehenge and to search for hidden clues about how and why the ancient wonder was built. Researchers said they are surveying all visible sides of the standing and fallen stones. Some ancient carvings have been found in previous studies, including a famous Neolithic "dagger." The work is expected to be completed by the end of March. "The surfaces of the stones of Stonehenge hold fascinating clues to the past," English Heritage...

2009-10-04 22:24:41

The area around Stonehenge, a 5,000-year-old monument in England, will be given a facelift and freed from unsightly surrounding traffic, officials said. A 1.3-mile length of highway A344 that currently comes to within a few hundred yards of the ancient wonder will be closed and grassed over, and a parking lot and visitors' center will be built a mile and a half to the west, with shuttle buses taking tourists to the monument, the Sunday Times of London reported. The Department for Culture,...

2006-01-22 23:05:58

By Tim Castle LONDON (Reuters) - The government published five options for road schemes around the ancient British monument of Stonehenge on Monday, including a tunnel under the site rejected as too expensive last year. The circular monument of massive stones in Wiltshire, southwest England, lies between two busy roads, one carrying up to 33,000 vehicles a day. Conservationists and government agencies responsible for the site have for years been seeking a way of reducing or...