Huge prehistoric monument found near Stonehenge
LONDON — The hidden remains of a major stone monument that could dwarf Stonehenge have been discovered by archaeologists.
The 90-stone structure, which is buried under a grassy bank, was found in Wiltshire — less than two miles from Stonehenge — by a group of archaeologists from the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project at the University of Birmingham. It likely dates from 4,500 years ago.
Some of the stones found under the Durrington Walls site are thought to have originally measured up to 14 feet in height, according to a statement released Monday about the find. Around 30 of the stones, which were pushed over, are believed to be intact, while there are fragments of 60 more. Read more…