posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 01:53 PM
A team of archaeologists in Wales claim they have found the exact spot where the bluestones for the infamous Stonehenge were quarried. An enclosure
measuring roughly an acre in size provided the "made-to-measure pillars" needed for its construction. The stones were then moved 240 miles away to
Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
They scoured a 3km-square area in the highest points of Carn Menyn where they made the amazing discovery.
Prof Darvill said, "When we came across the enclosure we couldn't believe it. You dream about finding things like this but don't really think they
exist. We have done geological and chemical tests which are still ongoing but show the quarry is the exact place.
"Geographically, the bluestones are very distinctive and could have only come from a very certain area. We already knew it was in the Preseli Hills
but the geological tests combined with the chemical test results make us sure we have found it.
"Nobody can be sure why the stones were taken from there to Salisbury but I believe it is because they were regarded as holy or to do with a deity of
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If this discovery holds true it could lead to some interesting insight on Stonehenge. They hope to find the exact place where the stones were
extracted. Hopefully, this will lead into more specifics on this fascinating structure.
[edit on 24-6-2005 by FreeThinking1]