Stonehenge’s secret solved

Published on June 19th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeologists have concluded that the stones at Stonehenge mark a burial site for a family that ruled the region for many generations.

“It’s now clear that burials were a major component of Stonehenge in all its main stages,” said Mike Parker Pearson, archaeology professor at the University of Sheffield in England and head of the project. “Stonehenge was a place of burial from its beginning to its zenith in the mid-third millennium B.C.”

The finding marks a major rethinking of Stonehenge, which in the past was believed to be a burial site for only a century. A combination of the radiocarbon dating; excavations nearby that have revealed a once-thriving “domain of the living;” and the fact that the number of cremated remains appeared to grow over a 500-year period convinced researchers that the site was used for a long time and most likely was a burial ground for one ruling family.

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One Response to Stonehenge’s secret solved

  1. Meg says:

    Anyway of knowing what family this was, and following up on their descendants???? I do believe there is if there are descendants left. God can reveal anything!

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