Drought reveals Bronze Age graves
Published on July 14th, 2010 | by Admin1
Hot air balloon pilot Michael Wolf, of Reading Road, Wallingford, was training another pilot near North Stoke when they spotted several dark circles in a farmer’s field.
The site dates back 3,500 years but is hidden under fields and normally cannot be seen.
The 52-year-old said: “In twelve years of ballooning, I have never seen anything as clear as this. It was like looking down on a map.
“I have flown over this field before, and never seen any marks. The hot weather must have created absolutely perfect conditions for seeing the marks.”
He added: “There were seven or eight big circles. It was absolutely fantastic.”