A rendering of the newly discovered Durrington Walls henge. Photo: via The Daily Mail
As if Stonehenge wasn’t impressive and mystifying enough, scientists have now discovered another massive Neolithic monument just one mile away from it.”
Stonehenge II,” as it has been dubbed by the Daily Mail, was found buried 3 feet underground. The huge 4,500-year-old monument is formed by over 90 stones arranged in a straight line.
“We’re looking at one of the largest stone monuments in Europe and it has been under our noses for something like 4,000 years,” the archaeologist Vince Gaffney, who leads the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project, told the Daily Mail. “It’s truly remarkable.”
“We presume it to be a ritual…
Source: Massive Monument Found Next to Stonehenge – artnet News
A wooden statue pulled from a peat bog in Russia more than a hundred years ago is now believed to be twice as old as Stonehenge. The Shigir Idol, which found in the Ural Mountains in 1890, is thought to be 11,000 years old – making it the oldest wooden sculpture in the world. Depicting a man with mysterious symbols inscribed on him – which scientists believe could be an ancient encrypted code – the statue is 1,500 years older than previously thought. Scientists in Mannheim, Germany, used the most up-to-date carbon dating technology, called Accelerated Mass Spectrometry, to determine…
Source: Mysterious wooden statue found in peat bog is ‘twice as old as Stonehenge’ – Asia – World – The Independent
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Marking this year’s summer solstice an early Bronze Age sun-disc, one of the earliest metal objects found in Britain, has gone on display for the first time at Wiltshire Museum.
Archaeologists believe the disc was forged in about 2,400 BC, soon after the great sarsen stones were put up at Stonehenge. It is thought it was worn on clothing to represent the sun.
Wiltshire Museum will exhibit a gold ‘Stonehenge sun-disc’, which may have been worn on clothing or a head-dress
The sun-disc, one of only six such finds, was discovered in a burial mound at…
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