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Discovery sheds new light on Stonehenge

The Chicago Tribune, 6 October 2009
Publié le : 6 octobre 2009
 Thomas H. Maugh II 
"British archaeologists have found the remains of a massive stone henge, or ceremonial circle, that was part of the ancient and celebrated Stonehenge complex, a find that is shedding new light on how the monument was built and its religious uses. "The new henge, called Bluestonehenge because it was built with blue Preseli dolerite mined more than 150 miles away in Wales, was on the banks of the River Avon, where ancient pilgrims carrying the ashes of their dead relatives began the journey from the river to Stonehenge, nearly two miles away. Some are calling it the "little sister" of Stonehenge. "The approximately 25 massive bluestones were erected in a circle about 5,000 years ago, and eventually were encircled by a ditch and an earthen embankment. "About 500 years later, however, the stones were moved and incorporated into Stonehenge itself."
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Créé le 6 octobre 2009
ISSN 2107-7029
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