The Stonehenge stone circle during the sunset, near Amesbury, Britain. Photo: English Heritage/A. Pattenden handout via Reuters The Stonehenge stone circle during the sunset, near Amesbury, Britain. Photo: English Heritage/A. Pattenden handout via Reuters
The Stonehenge stone circle during the sunset, near Amesbury, Britain. Photo: English Heritage/A. Pattenden handout via Reuters
Stonehenge

Mystery solved: scientists trace source of Stonehenge boulders

  • Most of famous circle’s giant stones – known as sarsens – appear to have come from area 25km (16 miles) away that teemed with prehistoric activity
  • Finding boosts theory that megaliths were moved at about the same time, a sign that builders were from a highly organised society

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The Stonehenge stone circle during the sunset, near Amesbury, Britain. Photo: English Heritage/A. Pattenden handout via Reuters The Stonehenge stone circle during the sunset, near Amesbury, Britain. Photo: English Heritage/A. Pattenden handout via Reuters
The Stonehenge stone circle during the sunset, near Amesbury, Britain. Photo: English Heritage/A. Pattenden handout via Reuters
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