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)
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Aerial view of Stonehenge National Monument, Salisbury Plain, Great Britain.
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