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Stonehenge Archeologists Unearth "Henge Like" Structure

Stonehenge archeologists unearth "henge like" structure.  A team of international archelogists from Birmingham University, Austria, Germany, Norway, and Sweden, made a huge discovery just two weeks into a three year excavation project.  Using geophysical imaging techniques, experts mapped the land surrounding the World Heritage Site.  The team found a wooden stucture believed to be a lost "twin" of Stonehenge. 


Professor Vince Gaffney from Birmingham University stated that the find "will completely change the way we think about the landscape around Stongehenge.  People tended to think that as Stonehenge reached its peak, it was the paramount monument, existing in splendid isolation.  This discovery is completely new and extremely important in how we understand Stonehenge and its landscape."


The structure once stood 900 meters from Stonehenge and was constructed 4500 years ago.  The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project hopes to chart 14 square kilometers of terrain surrounding Stonehenge using various technologies.


 

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