Ancient Wooden Copy of Stonehenge Uncovered

July 22, 2010

(Chattahbox) Salisbury – Archaeologists digging near Stonehenge found what they believe was once a wooden version of Stonehenge.  The ditch formation looks as though wooden posts were once set up in the same formation as Stonehenge.

The wooden structure is estimated to have been built around the same time that Stonehenge was completed, probably in 2,500 B.C.  Since 90% of the land around Stonehenge hasn’t been excavated, archaeologists are excited to see what other discoveries lie beneath the surface.

The wooden ‘Stonehenge’ surrounds an ancient burial mound, but archaeologists believe the burial mound came at a later time.  Historians are still not sure what Stonehenge was built for originally, but theories suggest it might have been a religious monument, a cemetary, or a concert arena for techno music.


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