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Scientists discover 4,500 years old monument near Stonehenge

UK: Researches in England have discovered an evidence of a hidden site, which is believed to be the remains of a major neolithic stone monument near the Stonehenge ruins. Experts are of the view that the monument was built around 4,500 years ago and had about 100 standing stones, some originally measuring up to 15 feet.

The discovery was made near Durrington Walls, also known as ‘superhenge’ located 2 miles away from Stonehenge. The discovery was made by the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, in collaboration between the University of Birmingham and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology. The team used remote sensing technologies to unearth the monument. “Durrington Walls is an immense monument and up until this point we thought it was merely a large bank and ditched enclosure, but underneath that massive monument is another monument,” explained Vincent Gaffney, University of Bradford.

Source: USA Today