Archaeologists have discovered a second henge at Stonehenge, described as the most exciting find there in 50 years.
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Archaeologists unearth Neolithic henge at Stonehenge

Archaeologists unearth Neolithic henge at Stonehenge

Archaeologists unearth Neolithic henge at Stonehenge

Archaeologists have discovered a second henge at Stonehenge, described as the most exciting find there in 50 years.  The circular ditch surrounding a smaller circle of deep pits about a metre (3ft) wide has been unearthed at the world-famous site in Wiltshire.

Archaeologists conducting a multi-million pound study believe timber posts were in the pits.  Project leader Professor Vince Gaffney, from the University of Birmingham, said the discovery was exceptional.

The new "henge" - which means a circular monument dating to Neolithic and Bronze Ages - is situated about 900m (2,950ft) from the giant stones on Salisbury Plain.

Images show it has two entrances on the north-east and south-west sides and inside the circle is a burial mound on top which appeared much later, Professor Gaffney said.

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