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Archaeologists reveal origins of UK's famous Arthur's Stone monument

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Archaeologists from the Universities of Manchester and Cardiff have discovered the origins of Arthur's Stone, one of the UK's most famous Stone Age monuments.

Manchester's Professor Julian Thomas, who led the excavation, says the imposing Herefordshire tomb is linked to nearby 'halls of the dead', which were discovered in 2013.

It is the first time the construction—which inspired the 'stone table' in C.S. Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe—has been properly excavated.

Dating to the Neolithic period in 3700BC, Arthur's Stone is located on a lonely hilltop outside of the village of Dorstone, facing the Black Mountains in south Wales.


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..which support a larger 'capstone' believed to weigh upwards of 25 tons.

One has to wonder how did people from Stone Age managed to transport and lift such a heavy stone block? It would be very difficult and a feat even with today’s technology and machines.

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