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'Second Stonehenge' discovered in England

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A Neolithic site consisting of 50 large stone blocks has been found two miles north-east of Stonehenge.

The site, which is believed to have had significant spiritual and ritualistic significance, was discovered by archaeologists who used ground-penetrating radar to effectively \'X-ray\' the area.

Read More: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/272150/second-stonehenge-discovered-in-england

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shrooma

so.

the site is semi-circular.

doesn't contain a ditch/bank enclosure.

has no evidence that the uprights were capped by lintels.

i can see why they termed it "Stonehenge II"- the resemblance is uncanny.....

but on the plus side, archeologists have found a load more timber structures at "Stonehenge I"

findings on a BBC documentary screening tomorrow.

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taniwha

Well maybe the uprights are standing, holding up the horizontals that have been xrayed? Time will tell i guess.

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EllJay

Finally - maybe Ylvis can get an answer to his lifelong question; "-Who the ***k builds a Stonhenge!!!" :P

Ylvis - Stonehenge

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seeder

Second Stone Henge? We have dozens of them.. check this

http://en.wikipedia....#United_Kingdom

I like the Callinish Stones

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callanish_Stones

callanish+2.jpg

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seeder

Yup another great one Shrooma! When I first looked into stone circles I was amazed how many there actually are..

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Capt.

While we are talking about "second stonehenges" there is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maryhill_Stonehenge

stonehengemaryhillmthood.jpg

It and the nearby Maryhill Museum are worth the stop if you are in the area. The question is: "Who in the Sam Hill builds a stonehenge in Washington?"

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Perceptivum

It would be hilarious if it was used as a toilet.

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Dracona15

How many stone circles are there? I didn't know there were so many.

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shrooma

How many stone circles are there? I didn't know there were so many.

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hundreds Draconia, hundreds. there are five within walking distance of my house (and i live in LEEDS!), while Aberdeen has fifty all to itself.

(another reason to vote 'no' next thursday!)

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Oppono Astos

Henges and stone circle are different entities

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shrooma

Henges and stone circle are different entities

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i know.

which is why Stonehenge is a terrible name in every way.

makes me wonder though, what the original builders called the site....?

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Codenwarra

I've been watching "Time Team" episodes on YouTube. There are places in the British Isles where you can hardly put a shovel in the ground without turning up medieval, Saxon, Roman, Iron age, Bronze age or even Neolithic remains, sometimes two or three of these at the same time. So many sites, so few field archaeologists (and such low pay for them as well).

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG6L225D2o0af7jdbnS2TxA

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maryport

hope time team get involved , all these years that stonehenge as been examinged and only now somethings been found, well im pleased this 2nd henge has been found. i look forward to the big dig takes part

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scorpiosonic

I didn't know there were so many either. :w00t:

WIKI states this, 'A stone circle is defined as a circular space, delimited by an uneven number of purposely erected standing stones.'

BUT goes on to list several circles w/ an even number of stones. :cry:

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