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Discovery sheds new light on Stonehenge

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/06/2009

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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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"Discovery sheds new light on Stonehenge", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2009. Consulté le 23/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/discovery-sheds-new-light-on-stonehenge