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Team from the University of Birmingham involved in important Stonehenge find

Posted July 26th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Archaeologists working in the area surrounding Stonehenge in Wiltshire have found a sister site half a mile from the famous prehistoric stone monument.

A team from the University of Birmingham, as well as archaeologists from around the world, was involved in the discovery. An article on the Guardian website describes the second henge as ‘the most exciting find at Stonehenge in a lifetime.’ In the article, Professor Vince Gaffney from the university says:  

“This finding is remarkable. It will completely change the way we think about the landscape around Stonehenge…Stonehenge is one of the most studied monuments on Earth but this demonstrates that there is still much more to be found.”

The find is fantastic, and all the more exciting for the University of Birmingham’s involvement in the project!

Read the Guardian article here. There’s also a press release on the university’s website – find it here.

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