Archaeologists discover 15 previously unknown monuments buried around Stonehenge

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Scientists Look For Clues Underneath Stonehenge


There are many mysteries surrounding the ancient monuments at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

Researchers in Britain, working with experts at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology in Austria, have created the first underground survey of Stonehenge.

The collaborative effort, called The Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project, lasted four years, and the results are startling.

The Daily Mail reports that a new technique has revealed 15 previously unknown Neolithic monuments around the mysterious monument in Wiltshire. And one archaeologist thinks they could provide evidence that the stone circle was at the heart of a busy heathen processional route over 4,000 years ago.

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Archaeologists discover 15 previously unknown monuments buried around Stonehenge
WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Revellers watch sunrise over Stonehenge during celebrations to mark the summer solstice at the prehistoric monument on June 21, 2014 in Wiltshire, England. An estimated 37,000 revellers and modern day druids gathered at Stonehenge, a tradition dating back thousands of years, to celebrate the solstice and watch the sunrise. (Photo by Rufus Cox/Getty Images)
Visitors take photographs of the world heritage site of Stonehenge, England, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. It has been standing for thousands of years, so Britain's ancient Stonehenge monument was due a makeover. The 27 million pound ($44 million) renovation which was previewed Tuesday includes a new building 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from the stones where the 1 million a year visitors can watch an exhibition about Neolithic life. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
U.S. Olympian sprinter Michael Johnson poses for the photographers holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge, England, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Johnson, who won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals, currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 meters and 4 x 400 meters relay. The Olympic Torch is being carried around England in a relay of torchbearers to make its way to the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
U.S. Olympian sprinter Michael Johnson poses for the photographers holding the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge, England, Thursday, July 12, 2012. Johnson, who He won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals, currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 meters and 4 x 400 meters relay. The Olympic Torch is being carried around England in a relay of torchbearers to make its way to the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Hector Navarro helps to prepare Stonehenge II to be moved, Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Hunt. The Stonehenge replica is being moved to Ingram, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Wilson Farris climbs a structure at Stonehenge II, Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Hunt, Texas. The Stonehenge replica, built by Doug Hill and Al Shepperd in 1989, will soon be moved to a new home. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Doug Hill poses for a photo with Stonehenge II, Thursday, July 22, 2010, in Hunt, Texas. The Stonehenge replica, built by Hill and Al Shepperd in 1989, will soon be moved to a new home. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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