Stonehenge site was used by sun worshipers before stones were errected

Published on November 29th, 2011 | by Admin

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New discoveries at Stonehenge have revealed that sun worshipers were using the site before the famous stones were errected.

It is thought the pits, positioned within the Neolithic Cursus pathway, could have formed a procession route for ancient rituals celebrating the sun moving across the sky at the midsummer solstice.

A Cursus comprises two parallel linear ditches with banks either side closed off at the end.

Also discovered was a gap in the northern side of the Cursus, which may have been an entrance and exit point for processions taking place within the pathway.

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Story: BBC | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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