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Newly discovered Stonehenge site could rewrite British

Newly discovered Stonehenge site could "rewrite British history"

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A 6,000-year-old encampment has been found close to the world famous heritage site of Stonehenge, UK, in a discovery which archaeologists believe "could rewrite British history," because of...

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