Stonehenge was ancient tourist site?

September 29, 2010

(ChattahBox Science News) – Stonehenge, a site which has existed in various forms for some 5,000 years, still is mostly a mystery to scientists, but it clearly had some sort of important ceremonial function.  Archaeologists say they have found evidence that Stonehenge, was attracting visitors from overseas as long ago as the Bronze Age.
Analysis of the teeth of a teenage boy buried near the stone circle around 1500 BC have revealed that he came from a Mediterranean region from the Alpine foothills of central Europe.  The teen believed to have been part of a wealthy group that traveled 2,500 kilometers, probably died from illness, and was buried about a kilometer away while still wearing an expensive amber necklace.

Archaeologists believe Britain’s most famous prehistoric site, may have already had a reputation as a spectacular monument at that time.

Wessex Archaeology


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