New site found near Stonehenge

2009-10-03 13:29
London - Archaeologists have discovered a smaller prehistoric site near Britain's famous circle of standing stones at Stonehenge.

Researchers have dubbed the site "Bluehenge," after the colour of the 27 Welsh stones that were laid to make up a path. The stones have disappeared but the path of holes remains.

The new circle, unearthed over the summer by researchers from Sheffield University, represents an important find, researchers said on Saturday. The site is about 2 kilometres away from Stonehenge.

Bluehenge, about 130 kilometres southwest of London, is believed to date back 5 000 years.

Mike Parker Pearson of Sheffield University said he believed the path and Stonehenge itself were linked to rituals of life and death.

- AP
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/Sport
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are active and very busy today. You may be in the mood to connect with your loved one or significant other and enjoy your day...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.