Stonehenge’s Long Lost Companion?

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Why is the mystery of Stonehenge and surrounding area so alluring? *Shrug.* But, whenever I see an article about the ancient site, I stop and read. And this time a team of archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have discovered another site, National Geographic reports, not far from Stonehenge that appears to have been used as a ceremonial site for Britons during summer and winter solstices between 2,500 and 2,200 BCE.

How did they do it? Without even picking up a spade:

"…the survey team employed a new, faster method of surveying beneath the ground using a combination of radar imaging and magnetometry, a technique that maps changing patterns of magnetism in the soil.

The new henge was found in just the first two weeks of a three-year project to map 5.5 square miles (14 square kilometers) of the Stonehenge landscape.”

Image courtesy of the University of Birmingham

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