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Archaeologists unearth Neolithic henge at Stonehenge

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 02:05 AM
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Archaeologists unearth Neolithic henge at Stonehenge


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Archaeologists have discovered a second henge at Stonehenge, described as the most exciting find there in 50 years.

The circular ditch surrounding a smaller circle of deep pits about a metre (3ft) wide has been unearthed at the world-famous site in Wiltshire.

Archaeologists conducting a multi-million pound study believe timber posts were in the pits.

Project leader Professor Vince Gaffney, from the University of Birmingham, said the discovery was "exceptional".

The new "henge" - which means a circular monument dating to Neolithic and Bronze Ages - is situated about 900m (2,950f
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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 02:05 AM
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Interesting new research has uncovered another ring , near stonehenge
"Speculation as to why the 4,500-year-old landmark was built will continue for years to come, but various experts believe it was a cemetery for 500 years, from the point of its inception."

it is pure speculation mind you , nobody really knows the true significance of this place

""When you see that as an archaeologist, you just looked at it and thought, 'that's a henge monument' - it's a timber equivalent to Stonehenge."

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 02:08 AM
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Very interesting

I hope they get some good pictures soon of this "woodhenge".



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