Researchers in England have discovered a ‘Stonehenge’ five times larger than the original: Meet SUPERHENGE.
Less than three kilometers from the original Stonehenge, a team of researchers has discovered a burial of around 100 monoliths. This recent discovery could prove to be the largest Neolithic monuments discovered to date in Britain.
Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument and one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world, is located in the county of Wiltshire, southern England. It is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world, and one of the most mysterious at that.
It is perhaps one of the most famous monuments on our planet that according to historians begun as a simple earthwork enclosure built in several stages around five thousand years ago and took Neolithic builders an estimated 1,500 years to erect.
Archaeologists believe it was built anywhere from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Radiocarbon dating in 2008 suggested that the first stones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC.
Stonehenge’s sarsens, of which the largest weighs more than 40 tons and rises 24 feet, were likely sourced from quarries 25 miles north of Salisbury Plain. That took some time to transport, right?
Now, researchers have discovered over 100 buried monoliths less than 3 kilometers from the original Stonehenge. According to researchers, the newly discovered site is believed to be around 4.500 years old, composed out of huge blocks of stone up to 4.5 meters in height. Experts found the monoliths with the aid of sophisticated radar scans of the area. Experts say that this was an unusually large ritual monument, formed by gigantic rocks, arranged in a crescent shape around a dry valley, oriented towards the Avon River.
Vince Gaffney the Lead researcher of the University of Bradford, said: “We don’t think there’s anything quite like this anywhere else in the world. “This is completely new and the scale is extraordinary.”
Archaeologist Nick Snashall said: “The presence of what appear to be stones, surrounding the site of one of the largest Neolithic settlements in Europe adds a whole new chapter to the Stonehenge story.”
It still remains a mystery on how the original Stonehenge was constructed in the distant past. The discovery of hundreds of new monoliths adds to the mystery of the building techniques used 4.500 years ago. This discovery surely is another enigma for historians and archaeologist’s alike, future studies of the site will reveal more information about the constructors of this megalithic site and its constructors which had to have had incredible skills and knowledge to have erected such a magnificent site.
Is it possible that the ancient were protecting some sort of ancient technology? Ancient Knowledge that had to remain a mystery?