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New find forces Stonehenge rethink

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New find forces Stonehenge rethink


Archeologists have found the remains of a second circular construction at Stonehenge in Britain, but without disturbing a single blade of grass.

The structure, dubbed “Timberhenge” was revealed using radar-imaging equipment by a team led by the University of Birmingham, and assisted by the Ludwig Bolzman Institute of Virtual Archeology in Vienna.

The pictures revealed a 25 metre diametre circle of holes once filled with 24 huge wooden poles,about 900 metres away from Stonehenge itself.

“We found various structures from the early
neolithic period, up to the iron age, up to the medieval, and we even found a lot of traces from the free Stonehenge festival that takes part on this field. And when it came up on the screen, we just said, ‘Wow’,” said Wolfgang Neubauer.

Experts say the find forces a complete rethink about the entire area and its history, which has been pored over since the 18th century and is one of the most studied lanscapes in the world. Yet archeologists agree that they know next to nothing about 95 percent of the landscape. Stonehenge refuses to yeild its secrets easily.

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