Ancient stone circle could rival Stonehenge

By Patrick Jones, Buzz60

Scientists looking into the human history of Australia are wondering whether stone circles found in Wurdi Youang could pre-date both the pyramids and Stonehenge.

The circle is thought to be 11,000 years old, with researcher Duane Hamacher told Australia's ABC News, "Some academics have referred to this stone arrangement here as Australia's version of Stonehenge."

What's more, it's not the only stone circle in the nation, just the best-preserved one.

By contrast, Stonehenge was thought to be set up in 3100 BC.

The potentially 6,000 extra years might mean Stonehenge is like the equivalent of a bust of David, compared to the Wurdi Youang circle, which could be the true Michelangelo original.

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