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Hidden 'Stonehenge' discovered in Ireland


Posted on Sunday, 22 July, 2018 | Comment icon 7 comments

The henge was found in the middle of a wheat field. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A Neolithic henge that had lain hidden for centuries has been revealed in Ireland thanks to a recent drought.
The discovery was made by historian Anthony Murphy who had been flying a drone over wheat fields in Newgrange, Ireland during an extended spell of particularly hot summer weather.

The henge, which can be seen in the news report below, appears as a large, dark circular feature.

Measuring 250ft across, it would have likely held both communal and ritualistic significance.

"I had it in the back of my mind that some previously unrecorded archaeological sites had been revealed due to the drought conditions in Britain," Murphy wrote.

"I hadn't the faintest expectation that I would find anything new."

Archaeologists believe that the find is likely to date back more than 5,000 years.


Source: CBS News | Comments (7)

Tags: Ireland, Stonehenge

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by RAyMO on 17 July, 2018, 15:47
Well done to the two locals with the drones. good initiative and good spot.
Comment icon #2 Posted by danydandan on 17 July, 2018, 17:12
What I found amazing is this would not have been discovered if not for the good weather.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Hammerclaw on 17 July, 2018, 22:59
That is a--literally--hugh discovery. The precision of that great circle is extraordinary
Comment icon #4 Posted by OverSword on 22 July, 2018, 22:23
Still visible today because the wood fertilized the soil five millennia ago. Amazing.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Silver Surfer on 22 July, 2018, 22:47
Ahhh yes this makes it all fall into place!.... the Irish created crop circles and therefore are the Aliens! 
Comment icon #6 Posted by seanjo on 23 July, 2018, 16:27
So it's a Woodhenge.
Comment icon #7 Posted by danydandan on 26 July, 2018, 6:44
Still finding things, new bronze age discoveries found. Incredible month really. https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/incredible-new-find-as-dry-weather-reveals-bronze-age-cemetery-in-boyne-valley-37155970.html


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