Stonehenge archaeologists discover ‘wooden henge’

July 23, 2010

Hello, all!

Cool new discovery near Stonehenge in southern England, just in time for our trip! We will be heading out to Stonehenge on Wednesday, July 28.

Here is the CNN article about the archeologists who have unearthed “a second prehistoric henge-like circle only 900 meters away, which they hope will shed more light on the mysterious stone landmark.”

"The significance of Stonehenge is very much under debate but most theories suggest that the site was built for ceremonial use. Archaeological evidence has indicated that the monument is astronomically aligned, placing particular significance on solstice and equinox points. There has been some speculation as to whether the monument could have been used to predict solar and lunar eclipses. In addition, many scientists believe that Stonehenge could have had some spiritual meaning and ritual uses for the prehistoric people who built it."


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