Pre-historic shafts, said to have been dug thousands of years ago, have been found by archaeologists near Stonehenge (just 2miles/ 3km from the landmark).
The shafts may have served as a border to a sacred region connected to stonehenge. The shaft (yellow dots) can been seen in the figure below:
National Trust archaeologist Dr Nick Snashall hailed the news of the finding as an “astonishing discovery”. She said :”
As the place where the builders of Stonehenge lived and feasted Durrington Walls is key to unlocking the story of the wider Stonehenge landscape, and this astonishing discovery offers us new insights into the lives and beliefs of our Neolithic ancestors.
“The Hidden Landscapes team have combined cutting-edge, archaeological fieldwork with good old-fashioned detective work to reveal this extraordinary discovery and write a whole new chapter in the story of the Stonehenge landscape.”
The latest news from Stonehenge comes after celebrating the Summer Solstice, which this year took place online as the annual event at Stonehenge was put on hold to next year due to the coronavirus. Footage of this years summer solstice at Stonehenge can be seen in the video below:
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