Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Stonehenge News

I loved reading National Geographic when I was growing up, and ended up majoring in anthropology. Archeology is fascinating to me, and so I found this story about some new breakthroughs at Stonehenge interesting: 'Breakthrough' at Stonehenge dig. There are some video clips there as well.

Archaeologists carrying out an excavation at Stonehenge say they have broken through to a layer that may finally explain why the site was built.

The team has reached sockets that once held bluestones - smaller stones, most now missing or uprooted, which formed the site's original structure.

The researchers believe that the bluestones could reveal that Stonehenge was once a place of healing.

The dig is the first to take place at Stonehenge for more than 40 years.

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