MOSCOW, February 15 – RIA Novosti. Archaeologists have discovered ancient burials at Stonehenge, traces of a “mysterious” fence and a number of other artifacts, reports the portal LiveScience.
The finds were made during archaeological work ahead of the planned construction of an underground tunnel next to the structure. The science
Scientists have discovered two graves about 4.5 thousand years old, where a baby and a girl were buried. In the grave of the latter, researchers found a fragment of a copper awl or needle, as well as a mysterious cylindrical object, which may have been part of a staff or club.
In addition, scientists have found other ancient artifacts, including clay vessels, flints, and antlers. According to experts, some of the finds were probably used by the people who built Stonehenge. “Taken together, (the findings – ed.) Allow us to get a more detailed picture of what people did and how they lived in the Stonehenge area,” archaeologist Matt Lavers told LiveScience.
During the work, scientists discovered ditches located to the southeast of the structure, which could be part of an ancient fortification.
Earlier, archaeologists from University College London found that Stonehenge could have been originally erected in Wales, 225 kilometers from the current location, after which it was partially “moved” to the English county of Wiltshire.
Stonehenge is a stone megalithic structure located 130 kilometers south-west of London. The complex was built about four to five thousand years ago. In 1986, the structure was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.