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A four-year project to digitally map the area surrounding Stonehenge has revealed more than two dozen previously undetected archaeological sites located near the iconic monument, including hidden chapels, burial mounds and neighboring shrines.
It has been a long-standing mystery as to how and why the giant “Preseli” bluestones from southwest Wales ended up nearly 200 miles away at Stonehenge. While a number of theories persist on how they got there, there isn’t much in the way of why.
After 10 years of archaeological investigations, researchers have concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain.
Experts studying the mysteries surrounding Stonehenge have now confirmed for the first time the exact origin of some of the rocks used in the ancient monument in Wiltshire, England.
Researchers have reportedly uncovered new evidence that supports the theory that Stonehenge had been used to worship the sun before the legendary stones were erected at the location.
Archaeologists say the oldest timber structure found yet in the London area was discovered during the excavation of a peat bog near Belmarsh Prison. Scientists from University College London's Institute of Archaeology said radiocarbon dating showed the timber platform, or trackway, to be nearly 6,000 years old, predating Stonehenge by more than 500 years. Archaeologists said the structure consisted of a timber platform found at a depth of about 14 feet near an ancient river channel.
By Martyn McLaughlin DRUIDS, mystics, UFO enthusiasts and even the occasional rock star have converged in awe beneath its arcane structure.
Home in brief *Archaeologists have pinpointed the construction of Stonehenge to 2300BC - 300 years later than thought.
Archaeologists are closer to discovering how and why the mysterious edifice known as Stonehenge was built after having pinpointed its construction to 2300BC.
Researchers began their two-week long excavation at Stonehenge on Monday in the first dig at the site since 1964.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.