New Treasures Unearthed at Stonehenge

Henry James By Henry James, 28th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/mtc8-dsk/
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The new discovery at Stonehenge offers more confusion for Archaeologists and Visitors alike.

Slow coming news.

Archaeologists have just unearthed a new circle of wooden pillars from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. The circle of standing stones are a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site on Salisbury Plains and an Iconic Image of the United Kingdom.

This discovery has added to the mysterious nature of the Stonehenge site, since this circle has remained undiscovered for thousands of years.

The new discovery is a ‘henge; or circle, constructed from wood rather than the traditional stone of the primary Henge. The wood was driven into the ground unlike the stones which are free standing. The Woodhenge is away from the Stonehenge, but not necessarily a less important structure.

After discovery of the circle, Academics will begin debating the original use of the site, questioning whether the Stone circle was the primary site or part of a nexus of religious and socially significant sites for the early Britains. The original site has always been a contraversial topic because of the lack of documentary evidence. Theories for the sites original use range from Market place, pagan burial area, settlement, time piece and even some speculations about aliens.

This wooden structure will only add to the debate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-10718522

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Aliens, Breaking News, Discovery, England, Pagan, Prehistoric, Salisbury, Stone, Stonehenge, Unesco, Wood, Woodhenge, World Heritage

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